Pinellas County, Fla. (WFLA) — A 30-year-old woman from Gulfport has been arrested on a single manslaughter charge after her 4-month-old child died in her care Monday, police said. Documents revealed.
Nicole Iannone, 30, was sleeping with her 4-month-old child tucked into the corner of her left arm when she woke up to find the toddler was not breathing, according to the Gulfport Police Department. I noticed.
Iannone called 911 but was pronounced dead within an hour, authorities said.
During the investigation, authorities learned that Iannone had “a previous child who died about 1.5 years ago and was about two months old at the time of his death. , was found to have died in almost the same circumstances. [Iannone]’ added the report.
Officers said Iannone admitted to being informed about the dangers of co-sleeping by doctors and other medical professionals, but “was willing to continue co-sleeping on purpose. [the toddler] Even after the consequences of the death of the first child. ”
Advice posted by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2016 states that co-sleeping should be “always avoided” and that “[full-]Full-term, normal-weight infants less than 4 months old.
The organization says the practice puts them at risk of sleep-related deaths, including sudden infant death syndrome, accidental suffocation and accidental strangulation.