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Cast Your Vote:

    • never known anyone to die from either -- Votes: 31
    • below 37 weeks and vaxed -- Votes: 4
    • below 37 weeks and not vaxed -- Votes: 0
    • 37 weeks to 40 and vaxed -- Votes: 6
    • 37 to 40 weeks and not vaxed -- Votes: 1
    • 40 weeks plus and vaxed -- Votes: 5
    • 40 weeks plus and not vaxed -- Votes: 0
SIDS *possible trigger* blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
2nd Jul '13

has anyone ever known a child that passed away from SIDS or SUDS? I am doing a research paper on SIDS and possible contributing factors. right now I am on vaccines, and premature babies. Please answer best as possible. you do not have to respond, but please vote. when I say vaxed i mean never vaxed at all not even vitamin k, eye ointment or hib at birth.



If you lost someone close to you, I am deeply sorry for your loss. A precious baby that goes too soon is heart breaking.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63810 posts
2nd Jul '13

Vitamin K is not a vaccine, nor is Erythromycin.



But I know a little boy who passed from SIDS. He was born at 28 weeks gestation into a smoking home. Not saying that's a reason, but it's a known risk factor for SIDS.

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
2nd Jul '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [35 wks]:" Vitamin K is not a vaccine, nor is Erythromycin. But I know a little boy who passed from SIDS. He was ... [snip!] ... SIDS. He was born at 28 weeks gestation into a smoking home. Not saying that's a reason, but it's a known risk factor for SIDS."


i was going to add smoking but i thought it would confuse the poll. should i do a separate poll?



vitamin k is a vaccine :(

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
2nd Jul '13

The only child I know that died of SIDS was my aunts baby .... born at 28 weeks in 1974 so I'm thinking there were a lot of contributing factors.

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63810 posts
2nd Jul '13
Quoting naturally crunchy:" i was going to add smoking but i thought it would confuse the poll. should i do a separate poll? vitamin k is a vaccine :( "


Vitamin K is not a vaccine. It's a shot, but not a vaccination. It's for clotting.

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
2nd Jul '13
Quoting naturally crunchy:" i was going to add smoking but i thought it would confuse the poll. should i do a separate poll? vitamin k is a vaccine :( "


a vaccine is either a dead or mild form of a virus used to create an immune response. Vitamin K is a vitamin designed to help with clotting.

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
2nd Jul '13
Quoting Squeaky McGee [35 wks]:" Vitamin K is not a vaccine. It's a shot, but not a vaccination. It's for clotting."


it is for clotting yes but it isn't the vitamin k that comes from food. if the mother ingests enough it is not needed. In many children Vit K shots cause jaundice and in children with G6PD Deficiency (which won't necessarily be known at birth) it can cause a hemolytic crisis and KI which can lead to permanent brain damage. Babies are born with low Vit K because they don't need it. They start to make their own when they are a few days old and it's important for pregnant and nursing mothers to eat Vit K rich foods which also helps to protect the baby. Delayed cord clamping also ensures that baby has it's full blood volume

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
2nd Jul '13

Yes both of you are right. not wanting to argue over vaccines :)



Although antibiotics like the eye oitment and vitamin k can cause reactions that can lead to brain injuries that can contribute to SIDS. That is really what my paper is about. The correlation of man made drugs and vitamins and their affect on newborns and young children and how they affect or do not affect the body, gut and blood brain barrier among others.

Norah&Ellie's Momma 2 kids; Kentucky 4156 posts
2nd Jul '13
Quoting naturally crunchy:" Yes both of you are right. not wanting to argue over vaccines :) Although antibiotics like the eye oitment ... [snip!] ... affect on newborns and young children and how they affect or do not affect the body, gut and blood brain barrier among others."


Holy shit, I didn't know that. :( I am telling my OB I don't want them to do that shit this time.

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
2nd Jul '13
Quoting norah&ellie's.momma:" Holy shit, I didn't know that. :( I am telling my OB I don't want them to do that shit this time."


Please do some research before you base the decision on my info :) but I am glad to provide any you may want. PM me any time. IMO antibiotics are only needed if you have an STD, which they check for, if you have herpes or genital warts or something you cannot get rid of, but even that is an extreme IMO unless you have a break out at the time.

Norah&Ellie's Momma 2 kids; Kentucky 4156 posts
2nd Jul '13
Quoting naturally crunchy:" Please do some research before you base the decision on my info :) but I am glad to provide any you ... [snip!] ... or genital warts or something you cannot get rid of, but even that is an extreme IMO unless you have a break out at the time. "


I'd love for you to send me info on the vitamin K and eye ointment!

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
2nd Jul '13
Quoting norah&ellie's.momma:" I'd love for you to send me info on the vitamin K and eye ointment!"


will send to your pm

Minion Due September 30; 2 kids; Toccoa, GA, United States 19981 posts
12th Jul '13

I'm late, but when I was 9 days old I nearly died from SIDS. My mom found me not breathing and rushed me to the hospital. I was stabilized and sent to Atlanta. They told my mom that if she hasn't of found me when she did, I would have died. No one could figure out why I nearly died. I was perfectly healthy otherwise.



I was born on my due date at 40 weeks and I'm not sure if I had any vaccines yet.




Afterwards I was a pretty sickly baby and in and out of the hospital for pneumonia and stuff like that. They finally ran a ton of tests and found out I was missing a certain something (I forget what). They gave me a shot and I have never been sickly like that since.



I'm going by what I've been told so it may not be 100% accurate.

blah 17 kids; Alabama 7639 posts
16th Jul
Quoting Minion:" I'm late, but when I was 9 days old I nearly died from SIDS. My mom found me not breathing and rushed ... [snip!] ... gave me a shot and I have never been sickly like that since. I'm going by what I've been told so it may not be 100% accurate."


oh wow that is an amazing story! thanks for sharing

PureRomance ByChanna 1 child; Pennsylvania 40 posts
23rd Jul

SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) is basically a catch-all phrase for unknown death. Originally, when my brother died at 2 months old, he was labeled as a SIDS case until it was discovered that the cause of death was due to the 2 series of the DPT vac. (he died 70-74 hrs (cant remember off hand the exact amt of hrs) after receiving the vac) at which point the cause od death was then changed from SIDS to "death from inoculation".
That was over 25 yrs ago and we still have quite a bit of SIDS info at home from that time. Stuff like: "SIDS dealing with loss," "affects of surviving siblings," etc.
When you do your research and your paper, maybe you should cover not only causes but also outcomes and the impact on the family. There are a lot of resources out there!