Maternal substance use and subsequent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in offspring.

@article{Kandall1991MaternalSU,
  title={Maternal substance use and subsequent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) in offspring.},
  author={Stephen R Kandall and Joanna Gaines},
  journal={Neurotoxicology and teratology},
  year={1991},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={235-40}
}
Over 400,000 babies may be born annually following intrauterine exposure to opiates, stimulants and other illicit drugs. In addition, fetal exposure to alcohol and nicotine is common: of the 56 million women in the childbearing age range, 34 million are drinkers and 18 million are smokers. Published epidemiologic data suggest a strong association between Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and maternal smoking, a weaker association between SIDS and maternal opiate use, a still weaker… CONTINUE READING