These type of articles make me so angry.  The fact is no one has figured out what causes SIDS and so periodically some study comes out and says it's because of heritage or because the mother drank or because the mother smoked.  I lost my three month old daughter to SIDS.  I didn't drink or smoke and basically, I'm a WASP.  It would be so nice if research money could be funneled into figuring this out to prevent other young mothers going through this.  The pain is bad enough - but articles like these make it even worse.
Feb 27, 2013 1:36PM

OK, I noticed this is the third article this week on the evils of drinking.  I guess the smoking thing has gone through the gambit, now we're back to drinking.  All of this in time to refuse healthcare when Obamacare comes along.  Smoke or drink?  Sorry taxes aren't paying for that.   Truth is it's all junk science.

God help us because we haven't helped ourselves.

Feb 27, 2013 2:36PM
Having lived through and (mostly) survived the death of a SIDS baby, I must take extreme exception to this article.  I have no issue with taking a stand against irresponsible alcohol consumption; however, this has NOTHING to do with SIDS.  

SIDS by definition can only be applied to a death after all investigative avenues have been exhausted and NO CAUSE OF DEATH has been determined.  This includes a complete autopsy.  If a cause of death is discovered, then the death is no longer SIDS, but a death caused by whatever that discovery is.  

If no cause of death is found, the reason for the child's death remains undetermined and undefined.  It is IMPOSSIBLE to claim that something both undetermined and undefined can in any way be prevented.  SIDS prevention is a myth, and it's about time people realized it.  Reducing risks to the baby has most definitely made a positive difference in the number of infant deaths, and this is a wonderful thing!  However, to imply in any way that a parent/babysitter/grandparent - anybody, for that matter - can PREVENT something that cannot even be defined is both misleading and untrue, and a cruel slap in the face to anyone who has lived through this particular nightmare.  PLEASE, people, wake up and pay attention to what you are saying!  STOP hurting people who are already agonizing over their loss.
Feb 27, 2013 2:15PM

Anyone that has experienced a loss from SIDS  knows that SIDS IS NOT PREVENTABLE!!!!!

"This study will probably shed light on a problem that is basically preventable," said Dr. Magaly Diaz-Barbosa,

I would not wish the loss of a child on anyone but this doctor needs to know how horrible and guilt ridden this incorrect comment is and if they ever experience what they provide to media as preventable they would suffer too!

SIDS is defined as the sudden death of an infant less than 1 year old that can't be explained after thoroughly investigating, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. if you cannot explain why then how can you even imagine you can prevent it, reduce risks yes but not preventable!

I am a SIDS mom, white and DID not drink during pregnancy! This article should be removed and media of this type that is misconstrued should be retracted and made public as WRONG for once and for all SIDS IS NOT PREVENTABLE at this time!




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