SIDS, a primary cause of death in infants before the age of one year, is not well understood by medical experts. But parents can take steps to prevent it. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS is an unexplained cause of death occurring in infants when they are sleeping.
Dr. Tracy Milbrandt, assistant professor of pediatrics at SIU School of Medicine, says the exact cause of SIDS has not been determined.
SIDS is the leading cause of death among infants between the age of one month to one year and it claims the lives of approximately 2,000 to 3,000 infants each year in the U.S.