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  • Sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) is the name for the sudden and unexpected death of a baby when there is no apparent cause of death.
  • To reduce your baby’s risk of SUDI, always put your baby to sleep on their back.
  • Make sure your baby’s face and head remains uncovered during sleep.
  • Do not expose your baby to tobacco smoke before or after birth.
  • Give your baby their own safe sleeping environment (safe cot, safe mattress, safe bedding). For the first six to twelve months of life, this should be located in the same room as you or an adult caregiver.
  • Breastfeed your baby if you can. Breastfeeding reduces your baby’s risk of SUDI by more than half.

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Reviewed on: 15-07-2021