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Prevent Infant Mortality

Stop smoking, especially during pregnancy.

Get recommended well-woman visits, prenatal care and well-baby check-ups.

Every woman needs 400 micrograms of folic acid every day. 

Breastfeed for the health of you and your baby.

Put babies to sleep safely: on their backs on a firm sleep surface with no soft objects in the sleep area.

Infant Mortality Summit 2012.

Learn More

Preconception Health and Health Care, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Understanding Racial and Ethnic Disparities in U.S. Infant Mortality Rate data brief, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Infant Mortality Statistics from the 2008 Period Linked Birth/Infant Death Data Set, National Vital Statistics Reports, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention