Breastfeeding mother accidentally smothers baby on plane

Mum fell asleep on long haul flight from America


A mum accidentally smothered her 4-week-old daughter to death after falling asleep while breastfeeding.


The 29-year-old mum of one was flying from Washington to Kuwait to introduce relatives to her new baby, when she fell asleep while feeding.

Cabin crew on the United Airlines jet were alerted by the woman’s screams, before an on-flight doctor tried, and failed, to revive the baby.

At the time the plane was 33,000ft over the Atlantic, and was diverted to Heathrow after the incident.


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