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This Baby Is Suffocated By His Bottle, His Mother Warns Against Dangerous Habits

This Baby Is Suffocated By His Bottle, His Mother Warns Against Dangerous Habits

Providing a safe environment is an integral part of caring for a newborn. Yes, babies need to be safe all the time, and to do this you can take some simple steps to protect them and avoid possible misfortunes. Alex Masters, a 6-month-old baby, died muffled by his bottle, his mom warns all parents.

According to the University of Montreal's Nutrition Reference Center, choking is the leading cause of accidental death in children under one year old and the fourth leading cause in children under five. In 95% of cases, choking deaths occur at home.

Alex Masters is dead choked by his bottle
Alex Masters, 4 months old, died after being entrusted to his godmother Claire Sawyer, 41, and his adult daughter in an apartment in Lincoln.

An investigation revealed that nurse Amy Henderson had met with Ms. Sawyer after her visit to the hospital. She said, "I tried to get some information from Ms. Sawyer. She said the baby woke up crying around 8 am, so she put him in the car seat and gave him the bottle she backed up with the blanket. When she woke up, she saw that the baby had blue lips, and the milk was coming out of her nose and mouth.

An autopsy also revealed that Alex had two leg fractures that police said were "non-accidental"; but they were unable to determine how he had suffered these injuries because of the number of people who had treated him in the last days of his life.

Baby feeding tips with bottle

Check the hole in the pacifier: it should be neither wide nor too narrow.
Milk or formula should be at room temperature. It is important not to put baby bottles in the microwave as this will cause hot spots that can burn your baby, even if you have tested the liquid.

Hold the baby on your lap with your head in the crook of your arm. Be sure to switch sides, as you would with breastfeeding, to provide adequate stimulation on both sides of the brain.

A half-filled pacifier will cause the baby to swallow too much air, which can cause gas later. To finish a feeding, gently remove the bottle from the baby's mouth.

- Some additional tips for bottle feeding include not reusing half-filled bottles. If the baby does not finish a bottle, you can not keep it. Prepare the milk in small quantities, according to your needs.

- You should never support a bottle with an object during a feeding. It can stifle the baby or deprive him of the physical contact he needs.

- Your baby may take short breaks during a meal and sometimes need to burp.

- Once your baby has finished feeding, hold him straight and gently pat his back.

- Never let your baby fall asleep while drinking a bottle.