Kim Nation speaks to Kiwanis Club

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Deano Thornton received his Legion of Honor Award for 25 years of service in the Winnfield Kiwanis Club presented by President Shonna Moss at the January 27, 2020 Kiwanis club meeting.

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Kim Nation from the Baby Safe Sleep Alliance of Winn Parish spoke to the Kiwanis club Monday, January 27, 2020. The infant mortality rate is at an all time high in Louisiana for the years 2015-17. In 2018 there were 7.82 deaths per 1000 live births. There are 9 regions in Louisiana and we are in region 6 which had 8.93 deaths per 1000 live births. This was the fifth highest so this region is in the middle. They would like the number to be 6 deaths per 1000 live births or lower.

SIDS is sudden infant death syndrome. There is no obvious reason for the death and it is recorded as SIDS on the death certificate. SUIDS is sudden unexpected infant death and is usually due to asphyxiation or suffocation. The leading cause is unsafe sleep. Where does the baby sleep? A rock and play is unsafe for sleep. Nation passed around personal pictures showing unsafe ways for babies to sleep. Suffocation is the leading cause of death in Louisiana.


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