New guidelines released on how to prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

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More than 3,000 babies die every year from sleep related deaths.

The American Academy of Pediatrics is issuing new guidelines, hoping to decrease Sudden Infants Death Syndrome (SIDS).

The group recommends infants share their parent's bedroom for at least the first six months and ideally for the first year.

Babies should be placed on their back, on a firm mattress in the crib, and there should be no bumpers, blankets, pillows or toys.

Breastfeeding is also recommended.

The group also recommends a pacifier at naps and bedtime. They say not to use monitors or devices marketed to reduce SIDS.

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