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Baby Dies After Breast Feeding Incident
Fox News ^ | 11-12-05

Posted on 11/12/2005 9:15:00 AM PST by kiki04

Edited on 11/12/2005 9:29:25 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

OSHKOSH, Wis. A 4-month-old girl died when her inebriated mother fell asleep on top of her while breast-feeding, prosecutors said. Lorinda Hawkins told police she fell asleep about 15 minutes after she started breast-feeding the baby Feb. 23 because of her intoxication, a criminal complaint said. When she woke up about an hour later, the baby was pale and wasn't breathing, the complaint said.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alcohol; breastfeeding; breasts; childabuse; infants; lactation
poor baby girl.

Why, oh why, do people with problems such as these have child after child that they don't care for properly?

1 posted on 11/12/2005 9:15:02 AM PST by kiki04
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To: kiki04

I can't imagine having alcohol in my system and breastfeeding. Some people just should not have children. How horrible.


2 posted on 11/12/2005 9:18:28 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: kiki04

I can understand how someone can become pregnant, living such a lifestyle, but why not give the children up for adoption.

There are so many couples out there who deeply desire to adopt. At least the baby will be wanted, provided for, and loved.




3 posted on 11/12/2005 9:19:58 AM PST by This Just In ("Those are my principles, if you don't like them, I've got others" - Groucho Marx)
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To: kiki04
A 4-month-old girl died when her inebriated mother fell asleep passed out on top of her while breast-feeding

Sad.

4 posted on 11/12/2005 9:20:10 AM PST by socal_parrot
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To: mlc9852
I can't imagine having alcohol in my system and breastfeeding

My French-Canadian sister-in-law will have a glass of wine and breastfeed. Says it helps calm the baby down. All her kids are intelligent and well-mannered, BTW.

5 posted on 11/12/2005 9:21:51 AM PST by Virginia-American
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To: Virginia-American
My French-Canadian sister-in-law will have a glass of wine and breastfeed.

It's more efficient just to let the kid suck on a whiskey soaked towel.

6 posted on 11/12/2005 9:32:05 AM PST by Maceman (Fake but accurate -- and now double-sourced)
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To: kiki04

Good God.

I was a breastfeeding peer counselor for over 5 years. The thing we used to tell moms who asked about alcohol and nursing, was that if they were too drunk to hold the baby, they were too drunk to nurse the baby. We also followed that with comments about standing, not passing out, etc etc.

In other words, sobriety. If you are sober, you can nurse. If you're drunk, don't nurse.

The weird thing though, from what I understand, is that once the mother is sober, any alcohol in the milk is also gone. Something to do with how the body flushes alcohol from the system.

*shrugs* I just didn't drink and nurse. But then I had twins, and nursing them sober was its own special challenge!

But gosh, that poor, poor baby. And that STUPID STUPID woman.


7 posted on 11/12/2005 9:38:29 AM PST by twinzmommy
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To: kiki04

No issue here... parents "rights" are always better than the "state" becoming involved.

(sarcasm alert, for the clueless)


8 posted on 11/12/2005 9:39:11 AM PST by dfrussell
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To: Virginia-American
My French-Canadian sister-in-law will have a glass of wine and breastfeed. Says it helps calm the baby down. All her kids are intelligent and well-mannered, BTW.

She'll be sober tomorrow (maybe), but they will still be French.

9 posted on 11/12/2005 9:43:29 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Virginia-American
My French-Canadian sister-in-law will have a glass of wine and breastfeed. Says it helps calm the baby down. All her kids are intelligent and well-mannered, BTW.

A glass of wine is different then having six double shots of liquor

10 posted on 11/12/2005 9:45:39 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Maceman
It's more efficient just to let the kid suck on a whiskey soaked towel.

Not if you also want the mom calmed down...

11 posted on 11/12/2005 9:46:31 AM PST by null and void (The enemy of my enemy is my tool...)
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To: mlc9852

If you have a glass of wine and .05% blood alcohol your baby is getting a negligble amount.

It's the being DRUNK and smothering the child that's the problem.


12 posted on 11/12/2005 9:54:26 AM PST by heartwood
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To: Virginia-American

It was not all that long ago we were telling breast feeding moms to have a glass of beer when they were nursing.


13 posted on 11/12/2005 9:58:29 AM PST by OldFriend (The Dems enABLEd DANGER and 3,000 Americans died.)
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To: kiki04

Sad.

14 posted on 11/12/2005 10:02:08 AM PST by martin_fierro (Lodi Idol)
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To: This Just In
I can understand how someone can become pregnant, living such a lifestyle, but why not give the children up for adoption.

Among the most prominent of reasons why not: excessive alcohol intake impairs judgment.

15 posted on 11/12/2005 10:03:29 AM PST by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: kiki04
How many people named Lorinda Hawkins could there be? Possible veteran alert....
16 posted on 11/12/2005 10:04:17 AM PST by Albion Wilde (America will not run, and we will not forget our responsibilities. George W. Bush)
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To: Albion Wilde

There's two on my block.


17 posted on 11/12/2005 10:12:21 AM PST by jimboster (Vitajex, whatcha doin' to me)
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To: twinzmommy

"*shrugs* I just didn't drink and nurse. But then I had twins, and nursing them sober was its own special challenge!"

Me, too. It's definitely a challenge nursing twins, especially at the same time! lol


18 posted on 11/12/2005 10:26:46 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: heartwood

I still wouldn't have drunk alcohol and nursed. I suppose a glass of wine wouldn't hurt but I just never took a chance. But kids sure can make you want to drink!


19 posted on 11/12/2005 10:28:30 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: OldFriend
It was not all that long ago we were telling breast feeding moms to have a glass of beer when they were nursing.

My husband and I remember one of our doctors, either the pediatrician or the ob/gyn, telling me to have a glass of wine before the late afternoon nursing - the "witching hour." It was supposed to help the milk let down and make me (and the baby?) calmer. I had four kids between 1983 and 1994, not that long ago.

20 posted on 11/12/2005 10:30:12 AM PST by aberaussie
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To: kiki04

Bad headline--makes it look like breastfeeding is the cause of death, and not the mother's stupid, irresponsible actions! >:-( I hope they throw the book at her, especially since she wasn't supposed to be drinking in the first place!! Why oh WHY didn't Child Services remove those children from the home before it was too late?! Ack.


21 posted on 11/12/2005 10:30:27 AM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX)
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To: martin_fierro

How convenient....what will they think of next.


22 posted on 11/12/2005 10:31:29 AM PST by Fawn (Try not---do or do not. ~~ Yoda)
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To: Fawn

At least she wasn't nursing the kid when it was 6 years old, like a couple of stupid moms have done in the past.


23 posted on 11/12/2005 11:33:05 AM PST by SeniorMoment
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To: kiki04
... when her inebriated mother fell asleep ...

hy, oh why, do people with problems such as these have child after child


I may be going out on a limb here but I think the answer to your question lies in the word "inebriated".
24 posted on 11/12/2005 11:40:33 AM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: Alabama MOM

Ping


25 posted on 11/12/2005 1:47:11 PM PST by nw_arizona_granny (WAKE UP AMERICA !!!!)
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To: SeniorMoment

That's just sick!


26 posted on 11/12/2005 2:04:26 PM PST by Fawn (Try not---do or do not. ~~ Yoda)
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