One month old girl dies while co-sleeping with mother

CREATED Oct 18, 2013

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MILWAUKEE -- A one-month-old girl died Friday morning after sharing a bed with her mother on Milwaukee's north side. 

The mother told investigators she fell asleep while holding her baby Thursday night.  At some point overnight, her parents realized she was unresponsive. Her father did CPR until paramedics arrived.

The girl was born prematurely last month, weighing only 3 pounds, 15 ounces. 

Her mother had taken her to Children's Hospital earlier this week with concerns about a cold and vomiting. Doctors found she had some congestion, but her lungs were clear. 

Investigators said the house clean and well maintained, and the home's pantry was well stocked with food at the time of the baby's death.

The mother told investigators that she did not drink, smoke, or do drugs. She also said she never engaged in those activities while she was pregnant with the child.

An autopsy found no signs of trauma. The cause of death is pending further investigation.