Sudden Infant Death (Muerte súbita infantil)

Sudden Unexpected Infant Death, or SUID, is when an infant dies suddenly without a clear reason. After looking into the facts, sometimes the doctors learn why the death happened. In many cases, the baby suffocated from sleeping in the adult bed or with soft objects in the bed. But when a careful investigation does not find any clear cause, the baby is said to have died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS.

NYC Sudden Infant and Child Death Resource
Center – A Program of Public Health Solutions
(212) 447-2328
520 First Ave. and 30th St., Rm. 117, Manhattan 10016
Mon.-Fri., 8 am – 4 pm
Helps parents protect their baby from sudden death and gives support to parents who have had pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or the loss of an infant or child. Personal counseling is also available by appointment. Workshops are held on the second Tuesday of each
month from 11 am – 12 noon.
Languages: English (Spanish available only in literature)


National SIDS/Infant Death Resource Center
(866) 866-7437 (toll-free)
Bereavement Hotline: (800) 221-7437
Mon.-Fri., 9 am – 5 pm

Provides information on SUID and SIDS and referrals to support
services. Language: English