SIDS Cause Uncovered: Dr. Greene Reports

Dr. Greene explains a new SIDS cause that has been found. Infants with a family history of SIDS should be fed at least every 4 hours.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome leads all other kinds of death in wrenching infants from their parents. What constitutes a SIDS cause is still not very well understood. One study uncovered the cause in about 2% of SIDS deaths.

According to the study results, some children lack an enzyme necessary to use stored food energy – they lapse into a coma and die if they go too many hours without eating.

Scientists are working on a test for this disorder.

In the meantime, infants with a family history of SIDS should be fed at least every 4 hours. Each time a cause of SIDS is discovered, we come a little closer to preventing this horrible event.

Published on: September 14, 1999
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Dr. Greene is a practicing physician, author, national and international TEDx speaker, and global health advocate. He is a graduate of Princeton University and University of California San Francisco.
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