Supine and Prone Infant Positioning: A Winning Combination
Since 1992, the optimal sleeping position for infants in the United States has been supine. This position has been shown to greatly reduce the rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (Skadberg, Morild, & Markestad, 1998). However, the supine position may lead to other unintended consequences or complications. Through a review of literature, this article explores some of the complications associated with the “Back to Sleep” campaign in the U.S. and discusses educational strategies for perinatal educators.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 01 December 2004
More about this publication?
- Effective July 1, 2018 The Journal of Perinatal Education will no longer be hosted on Ingenta Connect. Please go to http://connect.springerpub.com/content/sgrjpe to access your online subscription to The Journal of Perinatal Education.