When I was pregnant with my first born, I was terrified of sudden infant death syndrome, also known as SIDS. Thinking about it gave me so much anxiety. It kept me up at night. I even bought an over-priced “SIDS PROOF” mattress cover in hopes of preventing such a terrible tragedy. Little did I know at the time that SIDS had nothing to do with what mattress cover I chose.
As cut and dry as it comes, mainstream medical advice claims that sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) “just happens” and “there is nothing one can do to prevent it.”
Can we think about that for a moment? Your child suddenly dies and there is no reason for it? As a mother and a researcher, I find that extremely unacceptable and inaccurate, and I am going to explain in detail why you should never accept “it just happens” as an answer.
Disclosure: This post is for informational purposes only and not intended as medical advice.
What is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)?
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is when a child suddenly stops breathing and dies. It normally happens during sleep. According to the Centers For Disease Control, SIDS is rare, only occurring in less than 3,000 babies per year, and only 1,500 in 2013.
The problem with the above chart and statistics is that these numbers are not even remotely accurate. Again, we are first looking at this from a conscious parents’ perspective. We do not take “It just happens” as an acceptable answer and we do not take “Unknown Cause” as an acceptable answer. After the “Back To Sleep” Campaign launched in 1994, SIDS cases seemed to plummet. But what isn’t publicized is that after that campaign launched, causes of death titles were also changing from “SIDS” to “Unknown Causes” and a plethora of other titles. The percentages of “Unknown Causes” or other muddled titles went up, and the SIDS rates went down.
According to The CJ Foundation For Sids, fewer and fewer medical examiners and coroners are using SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) as a cause of death. While the definition of SIDS is: “sudden death of an infant under one year of age which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation, including performance of a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene and review of the clinical history,” the word “syndrome” incorrectly implies a diagnoses or illness, when it is in fact a diagnosis of exclusion. There are no clinically significant findings that indicate cause of death.
Five years ago, your baby’s cause of death probably would have been ruled SIDS. The fact that there is no national standard for terminology for these types of infant deaths AND that medical examiners/ coroners are increasingly reluctant to use SIDS as a cause of death has led to parental and bureaucratic confusion. The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics lists ALL of the following as definitions of SIDS for coding purposes:
- Sudden Death in Infancy or SDII
- Sudden Infant Death or SID
- Sudden Unexplained Death or SUD
- Sudden Unexplained (unexpected) Death in Infancy or SUDI
- Sudden Unexplained Infant Death or SUID
- Sudden plus (Unexpected) or (Unattended) or (Unexplained)
- Death plus (Cause Unknown) or (in Infancy) or (Syndrome)
- Infant Death plus (Syndrome)
- Presumed SIDS, Probably SIDS, Consistent with SIDS
As you can see, sudden infant death syndrome has been so muddled and mucked up, that it is no longer being reported accurately, honestly or without massive confusion. This is why the “Back to Sleep” campaign aimed to get parents to stop putting babies to sleep on their stomachs seemed like a roaring success. On the surface, the rate of infant deaths per 1,000 live births seemed to have dropped 1.5 to 0.5. After true research, the actual rates have not dropped, but the reported SIDS causes of death have.
From 1992 to 2001, the postneonatal SIDS rate dropped by an average annual rate of 8.6%. However, other causes of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) increased. For example, the postneonatal mortality rate from ‘suffocation in bed’ increased during this same period at an average annual rate of 11.2%. The postneonatal mortality rate from ‘suffocation other’ , ‘unknown and unspecified causes’ and due to ‘intent unknown’ in the External Causes of Injury section all increased during this period as well. (Source)
With all of this in mind, it’s quite possible that SIDS rates could be much closer double or even triple the reported numbers, closer to 10,000 cases per year rather than 1,300-3,000 a year!
What Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is NOT
The most puzzling red flags to me as a parent were the interchangeability of SIDS and suffocation. Every time I would research on how to prevent SIDS, I was given the following advice:
- Do not sleep with your baby
- Do not put any soft bedding in your child’s crib
- Do you put any stuffed animals or toys in your child’s crib
- Place your child on their back to sleep
- Do not use a pacifier
- Immunize your child on time
These recommendations have nothing to do with a child dying suddenly and unexpectedly. Listed above are ways to prevent your child from suffocating. SIDS and suffocation are NOT the same thing. Suffocation is an outside influence blocking and restricting the airway of your child, resulting in lack of oxygen and death. Sudden infant death syndrome is your child suddenly dying, with no outside restriction to air flow.
With this conflicting evidence, it really just showed me that the ideology of SIDS is still widely unknown and mainstream advice is providing no real knowledge on what caused it how to prevent it.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) The Cover Ups & The Truth
Although there are many theories on the cause of SIDS, sudden infant death is not much of a mystery when the evidence presents itself. Let’s go back to the beginning.
Prior to contemporary vaccination programs, ‘Crib death’, called SIDS today, was so infrequent that it was not mentioned in infant mortality statistics. In the United States, national immunization campaigns were initiated in the 1960s when several new vaccines were introduced and actively recommended. For the first time in history, most US infants were required to receive several doses of DPT, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines. Shortly thereafter, in 1969, medical certifiers presented a new medical term, and that’s when “sudden infant death syndrome” was first coined. (Source)
An archived copy of the Center For Disease Control’s website showed the CDC stating that, “From 2 to 4 months old, babies begin their primary course of vaccinations. This is also the peak age for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).” If you try to go this page now, it says the page has been moved. Let’s just say that this isn’t the first time that the CDC has omitted or covered up incriminating facts and data. Learn more about CDC deception here.
SIDS Listed As Adverse Reaction on DTAP Vaccine Insert
If you read the Tripedia insert for the DTAP vaccine, you will read the following:
Adverse events reported during post-approval use of Tripedia vaccine include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, SIDS, anaphylactic reaction, cellulitis, autism, convulsion/grand mal convulsion, encephalopathy, hypotonia, neuropathy, somnolence and apnea. Events were included in this list because of the seriousness or frequency of reporting.
You can take a look here. (Scroll down to page 11)
CDC Reports That Show “No Link” Between SIDS and Vaccines
Despite admitting to incriminating information within the vaccine inserts themselves, The Center For Disease Control still claims multiple times on their websites that vaccines are in no way linked to SIDS. They kindly offer reports to view on this topic. The maddening part is that all reports listed follow the same trend:
Report #1: Includes reviewer Gina T. Mootrey who is clearly noted to be directly associated with Vaccine Safety and Development Branch, Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, National Immunization Program and most importantly Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Report #2: Clearly notes in the introduction, “Support for this project was provided by Centers For Disease Control and Prevention”.
Report #4: Includes reviewers Katrin S. Kohl and Thea K. Fischer who are both associated with Centers For Disease Control.
If the Centers For Disease Control is so confident that there is no relation between SIDS and vaccinations, why do they constantly have their hands in the cookie jar? Why can’t they leave their noses out of all reports? Why can they not present complete independent studies that prove there is no correlation? The CDC uses this same unethical practice in proving that vaccines are safe and effective as well, and will never present any independent, double-blind studies on the matters.
The Vaccine -SIDS Correlation
The evidence proving the vaccines-SIDS correlation is abundant and is not a new concept. There have been reports dating back to the 40’s and even earlier that report SIDS directly after the administration of vaccines.
- As an early case reference point, even back in 1946, Wern and Garrow published a paper in JAMA documenting the sudden death of twins 24 hours after pertussis vaccination. Both twins showed signs of shock throughout the night prior to their death. (Source)
- In 1987 a study published in the American Journal of Public Health concluded, “we found the SIDS mortality rate in the period zero to three days following DTP to be 7.3 times that in the period beginning 30 days after immunization (95 per cent confidence interval, 1.7 to 31).
- A special report by medical research journalist Neil Miller documents, “131 Ways An Infant Can Die”, a complete educational research document with evidence-based proof on the vaccine-SIDS correlation.
- The Liberty Beacon documents, “In a scientific study of SIDS, episodes of apnea (cessation of breathing) and hypopnea (abnormally shallow breathing) were measured before and after DPT vaccinations. “Cotwatch” (a precise breathing monitor) was used, and the computer printouts it generated (in integrals of the weighted apnea-hypopnea density — WAHD) were analyzed. The data clearly shows that vaccination caused an extraordinary increase in episodes where breathing either nearly ceased or stopped completely. These episodes continued for months following vaccinations”. (Source)
- In 1988 the Japanese government began recommending that children not be vaccinated until age two. During this time, SIDS cases plummeted. SIDS has returned to Japan since the government now recommends vaccinations be administered at three months.
HOW Vaccines Cause Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
While the jury is still out on all of the ways that vaccinations can cause sudden infant death syndrome, there is proposed evidence that may change the minds of many.
In a very recent study, it has been proposed that, “Sudden unexplained death in infants, including the sudden infant death syndrome, is likely due to heterogeneous causes that involve different intrinsic vulnerabilities and/or environmental factors. Neuropathologic research focuses upon the role of brain regions, particularly the brainstem, that regulate or modulate autonomic and respiratory control during sleep or transitions to waking. The hippocampus is a key component of the forebrain–limbic network that modulates autonomic/respiratory control via brainstem connections”
Severe Disruption In Homeostasis
The study also states, “Dentate lesions in a large subset of infants with sudden unexplained death may represent a developmental vulnerability that leads to autonomic/respiratory instability or autonomic seizures, and sleep-related death when the infants are challenged with homeostatic stressors“
Homestatic stressors??? Let’s talk more about that. When the cells in your body do not work correctly, homeostatic balance is disrupted. Homeostatic imbalance may lead to a state of severe disease.
A commonly seen example of an exposure to cellular toxins is by a drug overdose. When a person takes too much of a drug that affects the central nervous system, basic life functions such as breathing and heartbeat are disrupted. Such disruptions can results in coma, brain damage, and even death.
Poisoned To Death
With knowing this and knowing about the toxic ingredients in vaccines, we can propose that vaccinations inundate small children’s under-developed brains with neuro-toxins, chemicals and foreign substances and seriously disrupt homeostasis and causing the above side effects and sudden infant death syndrome. Vaccine-containing neuro-toxins like thimerosal and aluminum are proven neurological disruptors and have adverse effects on the brain chemistry.
It is being proposed by all of this evidence that the toxins in vaccines severely disrupt homeostasis as well as block blood flow to the brainstem, injuring it and causing the child to literally “FORGET” to breathe on their own, resulting in sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS.
So parents, never take, “It just happens” as an acceptable answer to the question of proposed death of an innocent child. To do more research and read personal stories on SIDS-Vaccine connections, please visit Think Twice and Vaccine Risk Awareness.
Love & Light,