SIDS & Sleep Apnea, Revisited

Here’s the response I wrote on KevinMD to blog on the dangers of sleep positioners and SIDS. The author of that blog probably won’t like what I have to say. You’ll see that what I suggest may have huge implications with our children’s health.

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  1. Thank you so much for writing these entries. I have enjoyed reading them. My son died from SIDS on 8/21/11. We followed all of the “precautions.” He died anyway. I am open to any and all theories but there is so much miseducation on the subject matter that it’s incredibly frustrating. I can’t count the number of times I have told someone that he died from SIDS and had the reply, “Oh, did you not put him on his back?” Or people who say that they don’t worry about SIDS since they follow all of the advice. (Implying, perhaps, that we didn’t?) Since losing my son I had a daughter and she was diagnosed with biotinidase deficiency. I now wonder if perhaps my son had it as well and suffered from a seizure or stroke in his sleep although now we won’t know. His newborn screening did not include the test. All three of my children have had severe acid reflux and my oldest son didn’t sleep for more than an hour at a time until he was more than a year old. I was so scared of SIDS that I never dreamed of putting him on his stomach. Now I wish I had tried it, knowing what I know now.