Kim Kardashian West is conscious of the controversy surrounding son Psalm West‘s first photo.
As we reported, after her fourth child was born via surrogate, the KUWTK star shared his name, and a snap (insert, above) of the cute tot in a crib.
However, after analyzing the pic, some social media users believed the mother-of-four was putting her son at risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) because of his “very dangerous” sleeping conditions.
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According to a People report published on Friday, a source said the 38-year-old is “aware” of the criticism she received, explaining:
“Kim is aware that she got negative comments about the photo of Psalm.”
However, the insider noted that the pic in question was very much “staged,” adding:
“It was a split-second, staged photo… As a mother of four, she very much knows how to keep her newborn safe in the crib. Again, it was staged for a photo.”
One Twitter user — who claimed to be an ER doctor — worried about the amount of “padding, bumpers, and blankets” surrounding the newborn, writing:
“Please please please go pay an overpriced ‘sleep consultant’ to get all that unnecessary padding, bumpers, and blankets out of your child’s crib so they are not at risk for SIDS. I’ve tried and failed to resuscitate too many children that have died this way. Signed, An ER doctor”
Dr. Jen Trachtenberg, a reported pediatrician, added:
“Congrats on your adorable baby. As a pediatrician I just want parents to know the best way to reduce the risk of SIDS is to sleep on back, use firm crib mattress — no added blankets, pillows, bumpers, soft bedding, sleep positioners, plush toys. As a huge social media influencer, @KimKardashian so many people follow you and it can be confusing when seeing these adorable baby images and then may think it’s safe to do for their own baby”
“There are too many blankets, clothing and bumpers in that crib! Very dangerous for baby”
“Please follow safe sleep habits. It can reduce the risk of SIDS. Everything about this picture causes me anxiety”
“Newborns should not be sleeping with a cushion like that and those blankets… please learn about SIDS, you are wealthy enough. I don’t even have or want kids and I hear about this topic a lot from friends”
According to the Mayo Clinic, soft sleeping surfaces, overheating, and sleeping on the stomach or side can put a baby at risk.
SIDS kills around 3,500 babies in the US, and just under 300 in the UK every year. It usually occurs within the first six months of an infant’s life, and is more common in those born prematurely, or of a low birth weight.
Parents can prevent the syndrome by placing sleeping babies on their back, keeping their heads uncovered, breastfeeding (if possible), using a firm, flat, waterproof mattress in their cribs, and sleeping in the same room as their babies for the first six months.
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