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Woman who mistakenly breastfed 7-week-old baby to death advises other mothers

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Woman who mistakenly breastfed 7-week-old baby to death advises other mothers

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Kristin Hoffman, a young mother whose 7-week-old baby died while she was breastfeeding is sharing her experience and advising other mothers against the re-occurrence of such mistake. Woman who mistakenly breastfed 7-week-old baby to death advises other mothers

As it is the custom of new mothers to wake in the middle of the night to breastfeed their new born, this mother also woke up on a night to breastfeed her crying baby that was hungry. She slept off while breastfeeding the baby on the bed but she woke up to find her son suffocated by the covering of the bed. Woman who mistakenly breastfed 7-week-old baby to death advises other mothers

She wrote in a Facebook post: “My precious son slipped off my breast and into the covers of my bed early Sunday morning and into heaven,” “No matter how tired you are as a mother, GET UP AND GO TO A CHAIR or somewhere you wont [sic] fall asleep when you feed your child at night.” Woman who mistakenly breastfed 7-week-old baby to death advises other mothers

From this incidence, it is noticeable that there are dangers involved when mothers and their babies sleep in bed together. However, this risk can be avoided if mothers can keep their babies in their own bed next to their own bed so they can keep a close watch on them. Woman who mistakenly breastfed 7-week-old baby to death advises other mothers

Another way to avoid such tragedy is to take the advice of Hoffman and try not to breastfeed babies while lying on the bed or to look for a chair to sit so as not to sleep off. In addition, it is advisable that babies should not sleep with blankets, pillows, and toys around them until they are about 12-18
months old.

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Other cautions include; Bed spreads should be done tightly and firmly so that the baby will not be covered with it, babies must never be laid on the couch to sleep as they can be trapped by it, babies should be laid on their backs as sleeping on their tummy can stop their breathing.

These cautions are very important for parents to take note of as the brains of these babies are too young to wake them when their breathing is disturbed.


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