Alicia Pekarsky, MD, left, is an associate professor of pediatrics, and Erin Hanley, MD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics and of emergency medicine at Upstate.
Safe sleep for babies: 2 pediatricians explain how
Putting babies in a safe sleep environment can reduce the risk of infant death. Two Upstate physicians who are part of Onondaga County's Child Fatality Review Team discuss how to prevent the leading cause of death among infants in Onondaga County. Alicia Pekarsky, MD, is an associate professor of pediatrics, and Erin Hanley, MD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics and of emergency medicine. They explain how and why to place a baby to sleep on his or her back in a crib without blankets or stuffed animals. They note how to keep the baby warm enough, why twins shouldn't sleep together and what to do if a baby falls asleep on a parent's chest while watching television in a recliner. They also share some safe ways for parents to bond with their babies.