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Sudden Unexpected Infant Death

Contact the Maternal and Child Health Section

  •  850-245-4465



    Mailing Address

    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 one 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 one year dies while sleeping, and no specific cause of the death is found.

Picture of baby sleeping on his back

Learn more about SIDS/SUIDS and infant safe sleep.

Links And Resources

CDC SIDS: Safe Sleep (video)