Mother falls asleep while breast-feeding, kills baby girl

A baby girl died when her mum fell asleep as she breast-fed on the United Airlines jet. The woman, 29, awoke after an hour to find the four-week-old had been smothered.

Cabin crew were alerted by the mum's screams in business class, over the Atlantic at 33,000ft - was diverted to London's Heathrow for an immediate landing.

A doctor on board the Washington DC to Kuwait flight tried in vain to resuscitate the girl.

Police boarded the jet on landing and Scotland Yard's Child Abuse Investigation Team officers are investigating. The mum is Egyptian-born and her baby girl was American.

A police source said: "This appears to be a tragic accident. The girl comes from a loving family. Her mum was going to Kuwait to show her to relatives."

The UK Association of Breastfeeding Mothers said: "Sitting up in bed while holding your baby is very dangerous, especially if you fall asleep."

Via - The Sun

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Oh dear!! What a tragic end. The mom will sure be in trauma for a long while.

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