CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report
3,500 sleep-related infant deaths: What can healthcare providers and caregivers do to help babies sleep safer?
For Immediate Release: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Contact: Media Relations
Every year, there are about 3,500 sleep-related deaths among U.S. babies. According to the latest CDC Vital Signs report, about 1 in 5 mothers reported not placing their baby on his or her back to sleep, and 2 in 5 reported using soft bedding.
CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D.
Wanda D. Barfield, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P. Rear Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service Director, Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
Tuesday, January 9, at 12:00 p.m. ET
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