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Georgetown UniversityNCEMCH

It’s time for a wake-up call. The NAPPSS project marks a new opportunity to safeguard the lives of infants at a time when understanding and reducing the risks of sleep-related infant deaths is advancing on multiple fronts. Key components are in place, including expanded professional safe sleep guidelines and a reinvigorated national campaign that has moved the needle from Back To Sleep to Safe To Sleep. But until now there has been no national coordinated strategy to engage the full set of partners to make safe sleep and breastfeeding a national norm. Read More

Our Conceptual Model

Conceptual Model

Behavior change theory provides context and focus for addressing challenges to adopting breastfeeding and safe sleep practices as the national norm.

To effectively address such barriers, it is essential to understand the factors that influence behavior change of parents, family members, and other caregivers.

AAP Updates Guidelines

We're encouraged by the new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) “SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Updated 2016 Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment.


See key resources on safe infant sleep and breastfeeding.