Infant sleeping position and the sudden infant death syndrome: systematic review of observational studies and historical review of recommendations from 1940 to 2002.

@article{Gilbert2005InfantSP,
  title={Infant sleeping position and the sudden infant death syndrome: systematic review of observational studies and historical review of recommendations from 1940 to 2002.},
  author={Ruth E. Gilbert and Georgia Salanti and Melissa Harden and Sarah E See},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={874-87}
}
BACKGROUND Before the early 1990s, parents were advised to place infants to sleep on their front contrary to evidence from clinical research. METHODS We systematically reviewed associations between infant sleeping positions and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), explored sources of heterogeneity, and compared findings with published recommendations. RESULTS By 1970, there was a statistically significantly increased risk of SIDS for front sleeping compared with back (pooled odds ratio (OR… CONTINUE READING
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