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Maternity advice survey: sleeping position in Eastern Europe


AIM To identify hospitals in Eastern Europe promoting front infant sleeping position.

METHODS Questionnaires were distributed to maternity units in 22 countries during July to November 1999.

RESULTS A total of 489 hospitals in 20 countries responded. Preferred position in normal care units was back (26.6%), front (1.8%), side (65%), or combination/none (6.6%). Corresponding recommendations at discharge were 17.4%, 3.5%, 73%, and 6.1%.

  • sleeping position
  • questionnaire
  • maternity unit
  • sudden infant death syndrome

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