Unsafe sleep practices present in hundreds of infant deaths in Canada, CBC investigation finds – CBC

May 03, 2022

At least 1,338 Canadian infants died with unsafe sleep risk factors present between 2009 and 2019

Early one morning in 2018 inside a home in British Columbia, a fussing baby was placed to sleep on their stomach on the chest of a family member.

The relative, who was lying on a couch, fell asleep, too. When they awoke, the one-month-old was unresponsive and not breathing.

It’s a tragic scenario that’s occurred for multiple families across Canada, as detailed in records obtained as part of a CBC News investigation into infant deaths during sleep, which found at least 1,338 infants died with unsafe sleep risk factors present between 2009 and the end of 2019.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/safe-sleep-investigation-1.6371261

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