Suffocation, recurrent apnea, and sudden infant death.

  • Roy Meadow
  • Published 1990 in The Journal of pediatrics


We reviewed the cases of 27 young children from 27 different families who were suffocated by their mothers. The certainty, or near certainty, of suffocation was based on reliable observation or recording of the suffocation, maternal confession, or successful prosecution in a criminal court. Eighteen of the children are alive, although one has severe brain… (More)


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@article{Meadow1990SuffocationRA, title={Suffocation, recurrent apnea, and sudden infant death.}, author={Roy Meadow}, journal={The Journal of pediatrics}, year={1990}, volume={117 3}, pages={351-7} }