Sudden Unexpected Infant Death
Contact the Maternal and Child Health Section
Maternal and Child Health Section
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A13
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1721
What is SUID?
When an infant under the age of 1 year dies suddenly and unexpectedly, it is called Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID). Some of these deaths may be caused by suffocation, asphyxia, infection, metabolic diseases, heart problems, injuries (accidental or non-accidental), SIDS, or other reasons. In some cases, the death is considered to be from an undetermined cause.
What is SIDS?
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, also known as SIDS, occurs when a healthy baby under the age of 1 year dies while sleeping, and no specific cause of the death is found.