Senate approves resolution to make September Infant Safe Sleep Month in Michigan
LANSING — The state Senate today approved a resolution to raise awareness of safe sleep practices for infants and how those techniques help reduce mortality, said Sen. Randy Richardville, co-sponsor of the resolution.
“The infant mortality rate in Michigan is higher than the national rate,” said Richardville, R-Monroe. “Having a month that focuses on safe sleep practices for babies recognizes the importance of the issue. We hope to provide parents and families with information that will help prevent the unfortunate deaths of our young ones.”
Senate Resolution 81 declares September 2009 as “Infant Safe Sleep Month” in Michigan to raise public awareness about sleep-related infant deaths and the devastating impact they have on families.
“Babies are a precious gift of life. Parents should follow certain safe sleep practices to help ensure their infant’s survival,” Richardville said.
Richardville met with members and representatives of Tomorrow’s Child at the state Capitol today for the group’s inaugural infant safe sleep day. Tomorrow’s Child is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the lives of infants and healing families.
Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
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