Co-Sleeping Death: 5-month-old infant...

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

There are 40 comments on the Fox6 story from Jun 3, 2010, titled Co-Sleeping Death: 5-month-old infant dead in Milwaukee's 2nd co-sl.... In it, Fox6 reports that:

Milwaukee experiences a second infant co-sleeping death in one week, and it's 10th this year.

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Fix_It

Milwaukee, WI

#22 Jun 5, 2010
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.
What you say, however unpopular it is with lily white, bleeding heart suburban eunuchs, is irrefutably true.
Fix_It

Milwaukee, WI

#23 Jun 5, 2010
Ronnie wrote:
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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.
Oh great, getting lectured by Chicago...the nations #1 Murder and Rape Capitol... What's wrong with this picture?
Sarah

Streamwood, IL

#24 Jun 5, 2010
Wow, some of these posts are really hateful.
First, there is a proper way to co-sleep. It's not just "put baby in bed, sleep it off". There are safety precautions to follow, and it's a shame that some people do not follow them. If there are fatalities from that, it is the parents that have to live with that forever. It is their burden to bare. It is something worth showing your compassion over, not your hatred.
Second, babies die in cribs A LOT. Have you heard of SIDS? 7,000 kids die from SIDS each year which is about one baby every hour, of every day. That isn't even counting how many kids have died because of crib malfunctions. There are also a portion of infants who die when sleeping in car seats, but you certainty aren't going to take your sleeping infant in the car without one.
Main point is, infant deaths are a tragedy, and a good portion are unpreventable. Almost all parents are trying to make the best choices for their children, and like any humans, sometimes those choices are wrong. Instead of trying to burn someone at the stake for making the wrong choice, try to show some compassion and have a heart if your children are living that you were able to make the right choice with your own.
Thinking

Schaumburg, IL

#25 Jun 5, 2010
There are ways to safely co-sleep, and unfortunately none of these Wisconsin cases have adhered to any of them.

1. Breastfeed
2. No blankets, pillows, or loose sheets near the baby
3. Firm, supportive mattress
4. Do not use medications, drugs, or alcohol

Broadcasting that all co-sleeping will kill your child is like teaching abstinence-only sex ed. Kids are still doing it and getting knocked up, and parents are still sleeping with their babies and now accidentally killing them. We need to teach *safe* co-sleeping practices.

Also, how many of these babies deaths were actually due to SIDS or another cause, but just so happened to occur in an adult bed?
Lucky

Watertown, WI

#26 Jun 5, 2010
Then why bother buying cribs and bassinets or make them, if they won't be used by people who think that co-sleeping is safer? If a mother chooses to bottle feed or breastfeeding that is her choice, but either way, a child should be placed in the crib. An adult bed is NO place for a baby!!!!! That is why they call it an adult bed.
Safe Co-sleeper

AOL

#27 Jun 5, 2010
I co-sleep with my baby and have with my previous 3 children. I am not lazy, nor drunk, nor on drugs, nor uneducated. I co-sleep with my babies because it is absolutely the SAFEST place for a baby to be, assuming the parent is practicing safe sleep practices. Studies show co-sleeping REDUCES the risk of SIDS, regulates the baby's heart rate and breathing, the baby rouses more often to nurse, thus keeping the baby from falling into too deep of a sleep. Studies show that co-sleeping is more than two and a half times safer than sleeping alone in a crib. Know the facts before you judge co-sleepers. In these unfortunate cases, neither family was practicing safe co-sleeping practices.

And Lucky...you call formula feeding a choice? No...breastfeeding is a baby's birthright, and babies can NEVER sleep safely with a parent when they are formula fed. Look it up...the cases in Milwaukee where a baby has died from co-sleeping, 100% of them were formula fed!!! Formula feeding is much riskier than co-sleeping. By the way, we don't call it an adult bed. We call it a family bed.
Informed Cosleeper

Portland, OR

#28 Jun 5, 2010
It's not cosleeping that killed the baby, it's ignorant parents. I know many, many people who safely cosleep and let me tell you: they don't smoke and they don't go to sleep drunk.

This whole article is so slanted it's disgusting, babies die in cribs too.

Instead of stupidly saying COSLEEPING KILLS BABIES why not tell people how to do it safely?

I'm not even going to touch the disgusting, racist comments... But what do you expect on a FOX news article?
Kim

Oconomowoc, WI

#29 Jun 5, 2010
Informed wrote:
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!
Thank you, most of these cases are not due to co-sleeping, smoking is a huge cause of sids, drunken parents also. I have co-slept with both my kids i took the procautions tho, I had a co sleeper with sides so we didnt roll on them, I also had a bassinette, and I also have relatives who have slept with my kids on their chest! The best and most bonding place for a newborn is on your chest skin to skin then they know they are loved! These are no co-sleeping problems they are stupidity alcohol smoking!!!
Jim R

Milwaukee, WI

#30 Jun 6, 2010
All of the negros need to leave this country, ship them back to africa, and take the mexicans with them. They are all nothing but a drain on society and have been running this country into the ground. So stick it all you bleeding heart liberals.
Heather

Murfreesboro, TN

#31 Jun 6, 2010
I live in tennessee and had a baby pass away cosleeping with his father and charges are pending
Milwdude

Milwaukee, WI

#32 Jun 6, 2010
Ronnie wrote:
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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.
Ronnie,
Congrats on making to the top of the class, tough job being a single mom and doing that. I hope you are getting some help from the father.
That being said, I think that these deaths need a little more investigation, because I think the crime of, at least, child neglect is warrented. I think the circumstances in most of these cases point to that fact.
Milwdude

Milwaukee, WI

#33 Jun 6, 2010
Heather wrote:
I live in tennessee and had a baby pass away cosleeping with his father and charges are pending
That's what should happen. If only we could do that here in Wisconsin. Poor kids didn't have a chance with parents like that.
Milwdude

Milwaukee, WI

#34 Jun 6, 2010
Jim R wrote:
All of the negros need to leave this country, ship them back to africa, and take the mexicans with them. They are all nothing but a drain on society and have been running this country into the ground. So stick it all you bleeding heart liberals.
So Jim R. How do you really feel? Come on don't hold back, here's your chance to let us know.
Milwdude

Milwaukee, WI

#35 Jun 6, 2010
Informed Cosleeper wrote:
It's not cosleeping that killed the baby, it's ignorant parents. I know many, many people who safely cosleep and let me tell you: they don't smoke and they don't go to sleep drunk.
This whole article is so slanted it's disgusting, babies die in cribs too.
Instead of stupidly saying COSLEEPING KILLS BABIES why not tell people how to do it safely?
I'm not even going to touch the disgusting, racist comments... But what do you expect on a FOX news article?
What! "Why not tell people how to do it safely" are you kidding me? Why should we have to do anything!!!
Its called personal responsibility. You can't fix STUPID!
I suppose we should tell them when to feed the child, or when to wake up or what color shirt they should wear. Its up to the PARENTS to take care of their children its not our responsibility to tell them anything.
YAY

United States

#36 Jun 7, 2010
Feel bad for the infants.. Was she black lulz
Mike H

Houston, TX

#37 Jun 8, 2010
I am a milwaukee firefighter that responded to that awful scene. The poor baby did not die due to its recent bout with pneumonia. The father was extremely drunk. The were two bottles of segrams 7 on the table next to him and we were informed that he had been drinking all day long. Why was that not mentioned in the news? It is not a TRAGEDY but a CRIME!!! The father should be thrown into jail. I really wish the liberal news would report the truth, especially about these poor babies being murdered. Why are their dirty, unsanitary, filthy no furniture have homes shown on tv? They are irresponsible and should by no means have any kids at all. They are going to bed and sleeping with their kids after they have been drinking and are drunk, high on drugs, sleep on the couch or with multiple kids at once. Print the truth news people And for the liberals out there stop calling it a tragedy and feeling sorry for these people.
white or black

Cave Creek, AZ

#38 Jun 11, 2010
Jim R wrote:
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.
If that's the case, then all of you should die "white man" for saying DUMB SHIT like that. If you have all the answers JACKASS, share them with the rest of society, instead of keeping them to yourself. These people loved their kids, just as you love yours!!!! Here's an idea, be part of the solution, not the problem!!!!!!
white or black

Cave Creek, AZ

#39 Jun 11, 2010
Jim R wrote:
All of the negros need to leave this country, ship them back to africa, and take the mexicans with them. They are all nothing but a drain on society and have been running this country into the ground. So stick it all you bleeding heart liberals.
Do you even know where your which cave your WHITE ASS came out of!!!!!!!!!!
Christina

Greensboro, NC

#41 Sep 3, 2010
The ignorance on these posts astounds me. Do you all really think you are better parents by estranging your children and teaching them your judgmental, intolerant opinions to anyone different from yourselves? The statistic that states that all these babies are formula fed is incorrect. Actually, the opposite is true, nearly all of them are breastfed by attachment parents. Bedsharing is perfectly safe when it is done CORRECTLY by those who do not do drugs, drink, smoke, or are obese. You all think cribs are so safe because obviously you are all ignorant of the news (anyone see the giant crib recall that was responsible for quite a few infant deaths? Or the fine print in the only major study done on co-sleeping that found it unsafe- the fine print being that the study was singularly funded by the largest crib manufacturer in the nation?) Maybe before dismissing co-sleepers as a bunch of uneducated, neglectful idiots you ought to look at yourselves, and how much your own ideas were influenced just by what other people told you and without any research. The majority of the world's children are raised co-sleeping, not in cribs. It is a scientific fact that babies who co-sleep are less stressed, more secure, and attached to their parents. My husband and I are both college educated (I'm going to guess by the fact that none of you can even spell simple words correctly few of you are), caucasian (there goes the race insinuation), and I'm willing to bet far more generous and kind to our neighbors and child than any of you. I sincerely hope you all get some perspective and that your children get more love than you capable of giving.
bob

Milwaukee, WI

#42 Sep 24, 2013
Trevor mom wrote:
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.
these people are to dumb

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