Positional Asphyxiation - the Silent Killer for babies




  • The phrase asphyxia comes from Ancient greek language word ?- “without” and sphyxis, “heartbeat”. Asphyxiation is really a condition of severe deficient of oxygen to the brain and the body due to abnormal breathing. There are many causes for asphyxia, as an example, choking. Positional asphyxiation is really a postural cause (body position) that forestalls them from breathing normally.

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    Positional Asphyxiation in newborns

    At initial phase (1-4months), a baby’s head is so heavy how the neck isn’t fully strong enough yet to support it. When the head resting with his/her chin about the chest too much, the airway is kinked (in other words, blocked). It doesn’t matter which direction your baby’s head bends, it can still happen. However, it also doesn’t imply that babies above 4 months or babies that are able to lift their head, are not at an increased risk.

    Where can Positional Asphyxiation happen?

    Infant child car seats
    Swings
    Strollers
    Incorrectly used or ill-designed baby carriers
    Crib and playpen
    potentially others…


    Let’s learn from Ali and Derek for that tragedy that happened in the baby carseat.


    The identical can happen on strollers and swings. Just, never leave your babies unattended. It is only not worthwhile. Positional Asphyxiation will take a baby’s life in as little as 2-5 minutes. The silent part is the fact that, often baby will not produce a sound.

    In playpen (baby’s playing ground) and crib, parents will want to know about their older babies who can carry over and sleep on the stomach. The protection isn't only on fencing the little one within an expensive crib.

    Actually, you can find mounting researches that some babies with lower serotonin levels lack the capacity to respond to stressed situation. This can be either a congenital (developed in pregnancy) or genetics condition. It makes a good baby with muscle capacity to support his own head, to fall asleep right through the possible lack of oxygen and die from this. Parents simply have to bear in mind if babies are resting on fiber-filled mattresses.

    In fact, you will find recommendations to utilize permeable mattress for babies to sleep on and, even debate on co-sleeping with parents!

    Highest risk group for positional asphyxiation

    Under 4 months old
    Low birth-weight newborns
    Hypotonia babies (low muscle tone)
    Premature babies
    Babies placed in reclined baby holding devices
    You can find signs and items to avoid to stop positional asphyxiation, or sometimes linked to SIDS (Cot death).

    “Positional asphyxiation” is really a term seldom heard also to show just how “unknown” this matter is, the victim parent in the video above, Ali pointed out that the first report failed to include their son Shepard’s death. Spread the notice, for it matters.
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