Can a newborn baby sleep on his stomach?
With the birth of a child, young parents have many questions. And one of them – in what position the newborn should sleep. Some children are very fond of sleeping on their stomachs. But what do doctors think? Very often, adults are afraid of such a sleeping posture. But the child has not such a big choice: on his back, on his side or on his stomach, turning his head to the side. Of course, each kid is individual, so he chooses the most comfortable position for sleep, in which he is comfortable. Why are many specialists against this: what are the contraindications and the negative sides in a dream on the stomach? Many parents think that this situation can be unsafe for the newborn. Is it so? Let’s find out in our article.
Syndrome of sudden infant death is called a situation where an absolutely healthy baby dies while sleeping. The reason is the stop of breathing, but why it happens physicians can not say for sure. SIDS was first described by American physicians in 1969. At the time after the birth of children, all women were advised to put them to sleep only on the stomach. After these recommendations, a huge number of babies died during sleep. Then the specialists began to conduct research, studying each case. To date, scientists and doctors around the world can not name the exact reason why the breath stops in a healthy child. But examining the statistics, experts came to the conclusion that the posture of sleep on the stomach at times increases the risk of SIDS.