Parenting| Avoiding the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Did you know that nearly one baby every hour each day dies abruptly? And that's like 7,000 babies a year.

Sudden Death Syndrome otherwise known as SIDS leaves parents absolutely clueless and there are time that the cause is not known even through autopsy.

My family lost my younger brother through SIDS when he was only 6 months old. We were heartbroken since we never knew why. SIDS doesn't choose a baby, since even a healthy one year old may be a victim.

Don't be in the guessing game and protect your baby from SIDS.

Some studies say that an infant's sleeping on their tummy may also be a cause of SIDS since they could suffer difficulty in breathing this also include babies that co-sleep, but these are just factors and could not always be the cause since I have co-slept with my children at night since day one of them coming home from the hospital.

However, to lower the risk - various newborn screening tests are being required to identify inborn disorders. This test though can only detect less than 50 metabolic disorders.There is now though Metascreen which is a non-invasive metabolic screening which can detect up to more than 100 inborn errors of Metabolism through a painless method of a child's urine sample collected after 48 hours of birth. No more painful blood extraction from the baby's foot!


This comprehensive newborn screening is offered in the Philippines by Cordlife Medical Philippines, the country's most chosen cord blood and cord lining banking institution. This is offered FREE to subscribers or Mothers who will bank their cord blood and cord blood lining.

Metascreen offers mothers the chance to reduce this incidence to secure the future and the wellbeing of their newborn.” 

- Dr. Arvin Faundo, Medical Director, Cordlife Medical Philippines.


For more information, download Cordlife’s free infopack @ or call (02) 3321888 to know how you can invest in your children’s future.  

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