Recurrent SUDI and causes of death

June 30, 2020

A new report in Archives of Disease in Children examined the rates of sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) among families that occurred after a previous incident of SUDI.

Researchers analyzed data from the United Kingdom’s Care of Next Infant (CONI) program, designed to provide additional care to families who had experienced SUDI following successful births.

Researchers found that the SUDI rate among siblings is 10 times higher than the current rate of SUDI in the UK, and that many parents continued habits such as smoking and hazardous co-sleeping conditions following the first incident of SUDI.

For additional details and findings, read the full article from Contemporary Pediatrics.