Tri-City Ledger -

By Marsha Raulerson
Guest Writer 

Infants need more ABC than TLC for safe sleep


June 28, 2018

The death of a child in the first year of life is an unimaginable tragedy. Alabama has the second highest infant mortality in the nation, with more than nine in 1000 newborns dying before their first birthday.

Some of these children die because of extreme prematurity, others because of birth defects.

Unsafe sleeping practices, however, are the cause of at least 24 percent of these deaths – deaths that are completely preventable. Every single loss of a baby is a tragedy both for a family and for our state.

It is especially shocking when the baby is healthy and thriving the day before dea...

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