You might be wondering who Aling Baby is. She is that little woman in her midlife who irons our clothes every Sunday. And yes, her grandchild died last week. The little angel was not even a month old.
I felt sad for her and for her daughter. Life’s challenges can be very cruel at times.
Aling Baby said her daughter failed to burp the baby and milk intake from breastfeeding flooded the lungs. It was my first time to hear this and so I searched for the causes of baby deaths.
In this page, I learned about sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), which according to the expert is “sudden and unexplained death of a baby under 1 year of age”. It is widely known as “crib death”, too. Causes were listed as:
- a disorder in how the babies’ bodies responded to the brain chemical serotonin.
- babies sleeping on their stomach
- unsafe sleeping condition where there are many toys, pillows or comforters
- overheated rooms
- covered face and head
- smoking around the baby
- respiratory distress syndrome
- abuse and neglect
I am not sure what of the above reasons was the cause of Aling baby’s grandchild. It may not be because the daughter was not able to burp the baby.