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May 5, 2014 7:06 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

A third of infants sleeping in position that puts them at risk for SIDS

A third of infants may be sleeping in a position that puts them at risk for Sudden Death Infant Syndrome, or SIDS.

Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital studied surveys filled out by more than 330,000 new moms.

Researchers found only two-thirds of infants were placed on their backs to sleep, a position that has been proven to reduce the risk for SIDS.

Rates were even lower among pre-term infants, and the number of children sleeping on their backs varied by state. Only 50 percent of infants in Alabama exclusively slept this way, compared to 80 percent in Wisconsin.

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