Thursday, January 18, 2018

Baby dies after being breast-fed

A SIX-month-old baby boy who fell unconscious while he was being breast-fed by his mother died despite an attempt by police officers to keep the child alive until paramedics arrived.

Baby Christopher Rambahan was rushed to the Chaguanas Police Station by his mother, Nesha Wattley, when she noticed the infant was not responding. An autopsy is expected to be performed on the infant today, but police said they suspect the death was accidental. 

According to police, around 11.30 p.m. on Sunday Wattley, 24, of Perseverance Road, Chaguanas, was holding and breast-feeding baby Christopher.

While feeding she observed breast milk was flowing out of his nose and he was lifeless in her arms, police said. 

She immediately took the baby to nearby Chaguanas Police Station and officers administered cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Paramedics arrived at the police and took the infant and mother taken to the Chaguanas District Health Centre.   However, efforts to resuscitate the baby proved futile and he was pronounced dead at 12.30 a.m. 

Police said the baby, who was clad in a red and white jumper and wearing diapers, bore no marks of violence. 


Infants who died in June


     10-month-old Matai Phillip died from 

positional asphyxia when he was strapped into a car seat.


     23-month-old Kriston Obadele 

Gonzales drowned in a manmade pool 

at his Moruga. 


     Five-year-old Jemimah Agard drowned at the YMCA pool at Wrightson Road, Port of Spain.


     Five-month-old baby girl Jessica 

Mohammed died following injuries in 

an accident.