Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or cot death remains the leading cause of infant death in many developed countries.
My research from 2016, suggested that exposure to chronic stress, such as that caused by maternal smoking, can put a baby at higher risk of cot death – and that early circumcision may also be one of the major risk factors in sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or cot death in boys.
The results show a strong correlation between early circumcision and cot death.
So where male neonatal circumcision rates are high, higher rates of cot death occur.
These risks include bleeding, shock, sepsis, circulatory shock, haemorrhage, pain, and other long-term consequences – such as post traumatic stress disorder.