Report Sheds Light on Infant Suffocation
Margaret D'Arrigo-Martin knows firsthand the pain of losing an infant.
In 2003, her baby Alexis Claire was a very healthy 6-week-old. D'Arrigo-Martin said she would often nurse Alexis and place her in a crib next to her own bed.
On the night Alexis died, however, the infant was more fussy than usual, and D'Arrigo-Martin placed her next to her in the bed in order to comfort her. When she awoke two hours later, she was horrified to find her baby not breathing.
"If I knew I was putting her in an unsafe situation by letting her sleep next to me, I never would have done it," she said.
She performed CPR and called 911, but unfortunately, nothing could be