Navigation Links
Magazines for women depict babies in unsafe sleep environments
Date:8/17/2009

Washington, DCMore than one third of photos in women's magazines depicted babies in unsafe sleep positions, according to a new study in Pediatrics. Additionally, the study found that two-thirds of sleep environments depicted in these magazines were also unsafe.

Led by SIDS researchers Rachel Moon, MD, a pediatrician, and Brandi Joyner at Children's National Medical Center, the study analyzed pictures of sleeping infants in 24 magazines with wide circulation among 20- to 40-year-old women.

The authors evaluated pictures for sleep positions, including whether or not the baby was placed on its side or stomach rather than on its back, as well as hazards in infant sleeping environments, including soft bedding. The study reviewed photos in both articles and advertisements.

"There are major discrepancies between what doctors recommend to prevent sudden infant death syndrome and what moms may see in mainstream media," said Dr. Moon. "The most important thing for moms to realize is that what they see in magazines may not be what's best for their baby in real life."

To reduce the risk of SIDS, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be placed on their backs when sleeping, on a separate sleep surface from their parents, without blankets, pillows, or other soft bedding. Dr. Moon is a member of the AAP's Task Force on SIDS, which issued revised guidelines for SIDS prevention in October of 2005.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jennifer Leischer/Emily Dammeyer
jleische@cnmc.org/edammeye@cnmc.org
202-476-4500
Children's National Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Magazines.com Highlights Nursing Magazine Subscriptions for National Nurse Week
2. Magazines.com Offers Professional Discounted Subscriptions to Healthcare Publications
3. Samplify Systems Receives Top Honors From Electronic Products and EDN Magazines
4. Womens magazines downplay emotional health risks of cosmetic surgery: UBC study
5. Americans United for Life Applauds Decision Protecting Women From Dangers of RU-486
6. New Survey Confirms That Americans Are Stressed About Work and the Economy; Mens Stomachs and Womens Faces Pay the Price
7. Kidney Donors Sex Could Affect Womens Outcomes
8. August 2009 Mayo Clinic Womens HealthSource Highlights Health Care Dollars, Senses of Taste and Smell, and Emotional Eating
9. Atlanta Women's Specialists Raises the Bar in Patient Care With Online Medical Records and an Electronic Medical Records System
10. School-Age Children, Pregnant Women and Health Care Workers: Take Swine Flu Precautions by Washing with Cleanser that Kills Virus for Up to Six Hours
11. U.S. Women Delaying Motherhood, Report Shows
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... ... to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive ... Texas as a part of its national Swirl: A Wine Tasting Event series ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... MD (PRWEB) , ... September 19, 2017 , ... ... the Society of Professional Benefit Administrators (SPBA) hosted “Expanding Your Success” ... for SPBA Members as it focused on best practices for third party administrators ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... Big ... recognized for its September 2016 donation of dog beds to the K9 officers ... awards and honors for its contribution from city and state officials. , ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... The ISO 9001 standard ... businesses and organizations become more efficient and improve customer satisfaction. ISO 9001:2015 was released ... own QMS, with a deadline of September 2018. , As described in ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... September 19, 2017 , ... For decades ... of a heart attack by measuring their risk factors and calculating their cardiovascular disease ... Irma were predicted the same way CVD is predicted today: an estimated 10-year risk ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/5/2017)...  Getinge, a leading global provider of innovative ... program -- "Color for the Kids!" -- to ... by The Children,s Heart Foundation. Pediatric patients and ... encouraged to download a coloring picture at ... the gallery on the website. For each artwork ...
(Date:9/1/2017)... PALMER, Mass. , Sept. 1, 2017 ... Complete HealthCare Solutions, Inc , highlights opportunities for growth ... Street Journal report that Marlin Equity is seeking a ... is an annual award-winning 22-year-old healthcare solutions Value Added ... market.  "As the ...
(Date:8/31/2017)... , Aug. 31, 2017 PM360,s annual ... guide to the latest innovations happening across the industry. ... publication to focus on providing a comprehensive look at ... issue covers the most innovative companies, startups, divisions, products, ... "Everyone in this industry wants ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: