Marian Menninger Adams, MD

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  • Survey of sleeping position after hospital discharge in healthy preterm infants. Journal of perinatology Adams, M. M., Kugener, B., Mirmiran, M., Ariagno, R. L. 1998; 18 (3): 168-172


    To evaluate the prevalence of nonprone (supine or side) versus prone sleeping position in healthy preterm infants.A questionnaire on sleeping position was mailed to mothers of 167 preterm infants discharged from the intermediate nursery at Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. The prevalence of nonprone sleeping at 1 month (term corrected age) and 3 months (2 months corrected age) after nursery discharge was analyzed by an unpaired t test.Nonprone position sleeping occurred in 64% initially and dropped to 35% at 2 months corrected age.Overall, nonprone sleeping was widespread in our healthy preterm infants after hospital discharge but may not persist. A majority of these infants were sleeping prone during a high-risk period for sudden infant death syndrome.

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