Baby dies from suspected unintentional suffocation: 7 tips to keep your infant safe while in bed

A posed photo of a baby lying on her back.
A posed photo of a baby lying on her back.PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - The State Coroner ruled on two cases of accidental infant deaths last Friday (Oct 5). In one case, a 15-day-old baby boy likely died from "unintentional suffocation" after his mother nodded off while breastfeeding him in September last year. The mother had fed the baby boy with her left breast while lying next to the baby on the bed.

In the second case, the death of a seven-month old baby in January this year was found to be an "unfortunate misadventure". The baby had suffocated after she got trapped in a gap between a mattress and the bedrail.

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