May 27, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Breastfeeding mom in Independence Twp. wakes to find infant dead, police say

Independence Township— The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a newborn whose mother reportedly fell asleep while breastfeeding her only to wake up and find the infant wasn’t breathing.

The incident happened about 5:50 a.m. Friday, police said, just hours after the girl was delivered by a midwife in her home in the 6100 block of Overlook.

After the mother woke up holding the unresponsive infant, she called 911, and the baby was transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Pontiac, where she was pronounced dead.

The Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death, police said.

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