HealthLinks Upstate Sept/Oct 2022

54 | www.Ups tatePhys i c i ansSC . com | www.Hea l thL i nksUps tate. com SLEEP SAFE The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued new sleep guidelines for babies. Infant deaths were reduced in the 1990s when it was first recommended to put babies on their back when they went to sleep. However, the decline in infant deaths has slowed since the late 1990s, and health care providers are now being encouraged to counsel caregivers on safe sleep practices. By Stacy Domingo GUIDELINES THAT WILL KEEP YOUR LITTLE ONES SECURE WHILE THEY SNOOZE.