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Medical Examiner: Two baby deaths in Milwaukee may be due to co-sleeping

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Two babies died in two separate incidents in Milwaukee over the weekend. According to initial reports, the deaths could have been because of co-sleeping with adults. 

These are just two out of the 5 child deaths since Friday in the city. 

A two-month old baby boy died Sunday, September 24 in a home near 42nd Street and Sheridan Avenue at 3:22 a.m. The child was sleeping with an adult and another child, the medical examiner said. 

A two-month old baby girl died at a home near north 91st Street and Mill Street Saturday, September 23. Initial reports indicate the infant was co-sleeping with her parents. 

The Milwaukee County Health Department has information regarding co-sleeping. In Milwaukee, around 15% of baby deaths are due to a combination of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Sudden Unexplained Death in Infancy (SUDI). According to its website, the majority of these deaths are because of an unsafe sleep environment. 


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