Friday, November 14, 2014

Two Co-sleeping Deaths In Milwaukee - THIS WEEK

The Milwaukee Health Department provides some important information for parents and caregivers.

Like: The City of Milwaukee Health Department strongly advises parents NOT to share a bed with their infant.

Sadly, many people are not getting the "Safe Sleep for Your Baby" memo.  And if they're getting it, they're ignoring it.

In spite of efforts to educate the public on giving their infants a safe sleeping environment, babies are still dying in Milwaukee due to bad choices.

Two babies have died in suspected co-sleeping incidents this week alone.

From WTAQ, via WHBL:

For the second time this week, a young baby boy in Milwaukee died after apparently getting crushed while sleeping with his mother.

A one-month-old child was pronounced dead around 8 a.m. Thursday at a home on the city's north side.

The Milwaukee County medical examiner's office said it was investigating.

On Monday, a 10-day old boy died after he reportedly was co-sleeping with his mother and a sibling.
The prevalence of co-sleeping deaths in Milwaukee has been an issue since at least 2009!

Those babies who died in 2009 would be in kindergarten by now.

Oh, well.

Sometimes bad things happen as a result of making bad choices. 

Go to sleep. Smother your baby to death. It happens.

Maybe some protests are in order. Get the Dontre Hamilton crowd to stage a demonstration.

Would blocking a freeway ramp get people to stop smothering their babies?

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