Dealing with a sudden infant death presents both professional and personal challenges for the first responder. While working to hopefully revive the infant, the EMT may also be faced with consoling the parent or other caregiver, as well as assessing and recording information about the death scene. Moreover, infants—especially seemingly healthy infants—are not supposed to die. It is not surprising that local officials and the community pay much more attention to the death of a baby than incidents involving adult fatalities.
(National SIDS/Infant Death Resource Center & Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources & Services Administration, US Dept. Health & Human Services)
Follow this link for information and resources for first responders on handling sudden unexpected infant death (SUID).