Anne Diamond, a TV presenter, lost her four-month-old baby Sebastian to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) about 25 years ago. At the time, it was commonly recommended to place a baby to sleep on his stomach to sleep, a recommendation that has since been reversed. Anne Diamond served as a catalyst to the Back to Sleep campaign, spearheading the effort to have health care providers recommend placing babies on their backs to sleep in order to prevent SIDS. Read more about the history of this internationally effective public health campaign.
Read the full story by Emma Midgley, BBC News.