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cot death

the unexplained sudden death of an infant during sleep
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We've known for years that breastfeeding lowers the risk of cot death, but a new study from America has given us a better idea of just how powerful breastfeeding is as a protection against SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome).
Cot deaths contributed to 79 newborns dying in Merseyside over the course of a decade.
New parents worry about a lot of things, but research shows their biggest fear is cot death.
It is estimated 81% of cot deaths among babies under three months with no other risk factors could have been prevented had they not slept in the same bed as their parents.
Declan was two years and nine months when Yvonne lost him on January 24, 2008 - the 22nd anniversary of her sister's cot death at the age of six weeks.
New figures published by the region's Child Death Review Panel show ten babies have died in their sleep in Coventry during the last two years, with another seven cot deaths in Warwickshire during that time.
Of the 80 cot deaths, more than half occurred while cosleeping, compared to onefifth co-sleeping rate among both control groups.
Despite a dramatic drop in the rate of cot death in the UK since the early 1990s, experts are advising parents to avoid dangerous co-sleeping arrangements in order to help reduce these deaths even further.
The research from Bristol and Warwick universities also linked parents' drinking and drug taking habits with an increase in the chance of cot death occurring.
Official figures from the National Assembly show that the number of cot deaths in Wales fell from 15 in 2004 to three in 2005.
number of cot deaths by half and has been hailed as "a major public health success".
Parents were warned yesterday about the dangers of sharing a bed with their baby as campaigners stepped up efforts to prevent cot deaths.