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What a tragic story!

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Two-month-old Brayden Gieske suffocated Thursday morning when his mother fell asleep and accidentally smothered him while nursing, reports MLive.

Sheriff's Lt. Craig Mast said that the mother woke up and found Brayden unresponsive. An autopsy confirmed the cause of death as asphyxiation by smothering.

It hasn't been announced yet whether the mother was in a chair or in the bed when she dozed off. But is it ever OK to sleep with baby? According to Dr. Sears, you should NEVER sleep with your baby if:

• You are under the influence of any drug (such as alcohol or tranquilizing medications) that diminishes your sensitivity to your baby's presence. If you are drunk or drugged, these chemicals lessen your arousability from sleep.

• You are extremely obese. Obesity itself may cause sleep apnea in the mother, in addition to the smothering danger.

• You are exhausted from sleep deprivation. This lessens your awareness of your baby and your arousability from sleep.

• You are breastfeeding a baby on a cushiony surface, such as a waterbed or couch. An exhausted mother could fall asleep breastfeeding and roll over on the baby.

What a heartbreaking story. Our thoughts go out to the family in this tragic time.


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