On average 5 babies die suddenly and unexpectedly, every week in the UK and no cause will be found. This is known as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Increased awareness of safer sleep practices has led to a significant reduction in the number of deaths and rates have fallen by 80% since the 1991 Back to Sleep campaign.
According to the latest statistics released by the ONS this summer; 17 babies died from SIDS in the South East in 2016 taking the SIDS rate from 0.21 in 2015 to 0.17. This is great progress but more can be done to bring down the number of babies dying in our region by making sure all parents are advised on how to reduce the risk of SIDS.
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