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Articles by Camilla Addison, DNP, RN, C-EFM

Maternity Nurses' Knowledge about Sudden Unexpected Postnatal Collapse and Safe Newborn Positioning

Addison, Camilla; Ludington-Hoe, Susan

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 45(2):116-121, March/April 2020.

Rooming-in, skin-to-skin contact, and breastfeeding are common practices in the newborn period. Yet, skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding have been associated with an increase in sudden unexpected postnatal collapse in healthy newborns, which commonly occurs when the newborn's airway becomes obstructed. An overview of sudden unexpected postnatal collapse is presented along with results of a survey of nurses' knowledge of these types of events.