Co-Sleeping Death: 5-month-old infant dead in Milwaukee's 2nd co-sl...

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Milwaukee experiences a second infant co-sleeping death in one week, and it's 10th this year.
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Two babies in less than a week dies from co-sleeping with parent. When was the last time you heard of a baby dying while sleeping in a crib? That makes 9 babies this year that died while co-sleeping with an adult. How many more does it take for people to wake up and realize that co-sleeping is not safe.
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What is matter with our society? and our criminal system that tolerates this? These children deserve BETTER, they deserve our protection. These parents are guilty of ignoring the warnings, and therefore need to be accountable criminally. Or else, this will continue, and continue, and continue...etc.
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I wonder why cribs are made? I think it's just lazy parents who don't want to get up like they should. This needs to be some kind of child neglect charge. If you can't afford a crib there are many resources out there to get one.
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Why is it that you cant leave the hospital without showing you have a proper car seat but you dont have to show that you have the means for the child sleeping at home. It is ridiculous that there are so many co sleeping deaths going on. Why is no one advocating to make it necessary to show that you have the means for a safe sleep for a child but its so important to make sure there are car seats. When was the last time we heard on the news about a child new born dying due to lack of a car seat. This is 21 weeks into the year and there are 9 deaths already that is half of the year so far gone by that a death has occured during. Who do I talk to about starting a campaign advocating proof of crib before leaving a hospital? I am a 30 year old male with custody of my 16 month old child and I am out raged.
Jim R

Mukwonago, WI

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What is wrong with these animals? Why are these "parents" who have kids for use as a pay check not in jail? They murdered there babies and society calles it a tragedy? The real tragedy is these poor kids who are born to these animals. Let me guess, it is the white mans fault right? Here is an idea, STOP HAVING KIDS!!!!!!!! You have no business having them. Maybe you should all just die. Society will be a lot better off not to mention all of the money we would be saving.
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Why does our society NOT protect our children? I'm sick of hearing this is a "cultural' thing...this is a STUPIDITY thing! This is a'CRIMINAL" thing!
I have worked in health care...we explain this to moms over and over before they leave the hospital...they know better...they just CHOOSE to ignore it. The justice system has to take over and start protecting these babies...from their parents.
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Some babies dont sleep in cribs.... mines doesnt sleep unless held tried bassinet pack and play car seat none work still too young to train as she is not even 2 months
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Black Milwaukee mothers/parents shouldn't be allowed to take care of babies or even children. Not all are bad mothers, but it seems by how crappy they score in school and their poor judgement with co-sleeping is just being proved time after time agian.
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Jano wrote:
Black Milwaukee mothers/parents shouldn't be allowed to take care of babies or even children. Not all are bad mothers, but it seems by how crappy they score in school and their poor judgement with co-sleeping is just being proved time after time agian.
You sound like a racist retard
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Some babies dont sleep in cribs.... mines doesnt sleep unless held tried bassinet pack and play

it's not mines. it my child. no wonder we have a problem....
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Jun 4, 2010
 
WOOOOOOOOW a couple of these comments are so off the wall its not even funny! like Gail("the justice system has to take over" hahaha) and specially jano! jano you are so ignorant for that idiotic comment!!!!!!!
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30 Male with custody wrote:
Why is it that you cant leave the hospital without showing you have a proper car seat but you dont have to show that you have the means for the child sleeping at home. It is ridiculous that there are so many co sleeping deaths going on. Why is no one advocating to make it necessary to show that you have the means for a safe sleep for a child but its so important to make sure there are car seats. When was the last time we heard on the news about a child new born dying due to lack of a car seat. This is 21 weeks into the year and there are 9 deaths already that is half of the year so far gone by that a death has occured during. Who do I talk to about starting a campaign advocating proof of crib before leaving a hospital? I am a 30 year old male with custody of my 16 month old child and I am out raged.
I work in healthcare and I can tell you with certainity that EVERY SINGLE parent who doesn't have a crib, who says they cannot afford a Pac N Play is GIVEN one... NO questions asked. It is my usderstanding that the Fire Department, along with the City of Milwaukee is also giving away Pac N Plays as well. There is no excuse why these safe sleep items are not being utilized. Only logical reason, the parent chooses not to use them.
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Milwaukee, WI

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Its sad, but I don't think all of these are accidents. I wounder how many of these babies had life insurance? hey, I'm just sayin!!! If you are going to kill your baby you might as well get some cash for doing it.
One other question....Crib or funeral costs, which one is cheaper?
almost any social services agency can get anyone a "pack and play" free (portable play pen, that can be used as a crib if necessary)

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there is absolutely no excuse for this!!! i dont care what race you are!!! its child neglect. most of these people are probably drunk or on drugs, and are too lazy to put there baby in the proper crib. i think these monsters shud b put in jail and prosacuted for murder!!!!
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Jun 4, 2010
 
Look at the updated report that fox just did. http://www.fox6now.com/news/witi-100503-bed-s...

100% of the babies were formula fed. 75% there was a smoker in the house, many of these cases were due to alcohol. Co-sleeping is not the culprit, stupidity is. Breastfeeding creates a bond where the mother is not going to roll over on the baby.

Also the media is calling any case where a child is near an adult bed a co-sleeping death. Many of them have not even been a co-sleeping death. Know the facts!! I appreciate that they are at least showing how our goverment is twisting the information because they have an agenda!
What is going on

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Jun 4, 2010
 
I can't even imagine waking up and my child is dead. Why can't these parents get it through there head that you can kill your child if you sleep with them. In all cases it looks like there are 3 or 4 children in the bed at the sametime and the excuse is they cannot afford a crib.
WELL HERES A NEWS FLASH.
1) DON'T KEEP HAVING KIDS IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD THEM!!
2) BIRTH CONTROL IS FREE LOOK UP YOUR LOCAL PLANNED PARENTHOOD
WE ARE LOOSING TO MANY INNOCENT BABIES !! WAKE UP PEOPLE
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I can't believe some of the very racist and ignorant comments. Yes, the parents were wrong and it is a tragedy that some parents are ignorant but to criticize an entire race, really? I know some horrible white trash that feeds off the system and do a terrible job raising their kids, go up north! I also know MANY well educated black people that would never think of doing this and take very good care of their children and also support their community. This is not a racial problem, it's a community problem. With some of these nasty comments you wonder why black people don't like white people...have a one on one conversation with a black person about this and see how they feel. That is, if you know any black people besides what you see on TV.
barbara from milwaukee

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Jun 4, 2010
 
I am sorry for the lost of all the babies that died from sids, i feel for all parents involed. It is a awfel thing.I eill keep all in my prays.
panda

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I formula fed my daughter and she slept in her crib. She is now 21 years old. She never slept in my bed at any time.
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Jano wrote:
Black Milwaukee mothers/parents shouldn't be allowed to take care of babies or even children. Not all are bad mothers, but it seems by how crappy they score in school and their poor judgement with co-sleeping is just being proved time after time agian.
You know what? I just erased a whole paragraph that basically attacked white women that I was gonna post for this dumb ass racist comment you just made. But unlike you, I know how to separate the portion of ignorant people from the rest of one race. So I'm just gonna say this to you:#1, it's not just Black-Milwaukee mothers who make this mistake.#2 I'm a black mother and I graduated top of my high school class.#3 I wonder how well you would test... if you can't even spell *again* correctly, Dumbass.

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