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Drunk Mother Suffocates Baby

Posted by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 1:21 AM
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http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/06/07/charges-drunk-mother-suffocated-baby-while-asleep/ 

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A mother is accused of accidentally killing her infant son, who investigators say suffocated when she rolled onto him while drunk.

Twenty-nine-year-old Toni Medrano, of Cottage Grove, has been charged with two counts of second-degree manslaughter in the Nov. 22 death of her 3-week-old son.

According to the criminal complaint, Medrano came home that day after having consumed a fifth of vodka and went to sleep on the couch. Her son was lying between her and the back of the couch, police said.

She awoke the next morning to find the child unresponsive and screamed to awaken the child’s father, “The baby is dead!”

The baby’s father called 911 and tried to revive the child, but to no avail.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s office listed the official cause of death as “asphyxia due to being laid upon while sleeping with an adult.”

Medrano was measured with a 0.11 blood alcohol content level at 11 a.m. that morning.

If Medrano is convicted, she faces up to 10 years in prison.

“Irrespective of the ultimate outcome in this matter, I hope that valuable lessons can be learned from these very tragic circumstances,” said Washington County Attorney Pete Orput.

After I had both of my girls... I had one glass of a margarita and I was good.. My first daughter I didn't drink anything til after a few mos... And then it was only one or two drinks.. and my youngest after a few mos I had a one or two drinks.. 

I couldn't even stomach a 5th of vodka after 3-4wks of having a baby. Poor baby. Just a poor poor baby.. 




by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 1:21 AM
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justone_jen
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 1:23 AM
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That poor baby. :(

There are ways to safely co-sleep, and this is not it.

MissyMegs
by Member on Jun. 12, 2012 at 1:27 AM

It's sad the father just told her to not sleep on the couch with the baby and walks away pretty much.. 


m3lissa_16
by Silver Member on Jun. 12, 2012 at 1:27 AM
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Forget how much she drank. Why the hell would you drink and not have another person care for your child?? And to make it worse, you sleep with them, knowing full well that sleeping drunk is almost like slipping into a coma?? She deserves to be in jail, as does the father, for being negligant and allowing the mom to care for the child when drunk. He is just as responsible.

briellesmomma
by Bronze Member on Jun. 12, 2012 at 1:29 AM
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So sad :(
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MissyMegs
by Member on Jun. 12, 2012 at 1:30 AM
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Quoting m3lissa_16:

Forget how much she drank. Why the hell would you drink and not have another person care for your child?? And to make it worse, you sleep with them, knowing full well that sleeping drunk is almost like slipping into a coma?? She deserves to be in jail, as does the father, for being negligant and allowing the mom to care for the child when drunk. He is just as responsible.

Nothing is wrong with drinking. As long as it's in moderation and you can still take care of the kids. I like to relax and have a few after the girls go to bed. Although there is that rare BBQ where I have one while they are awake, but drunk or not I still get up when the baby monitor goes off to care for my girls. 

But why the hell was there even alcohol in the house given she's been charged before the abusing alcohol.

m3lissa_16
by Silver Member on Jun. 12, 2012 at 1:41 AM
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Quoting MissyMegs:


Quoting m3lissa_16:

Forget how much she drank. Why the hell would you drink and not have another person care for your child?? And to make it worse, you sleep with them, knowing full well that sleeping drunk is almost like slipping into a coma?? She deserves to be in jail, as does the father, for being negligant and allowing the mom to care for the child when drunk. He is just as responsible.

Nothing is wrong with drinking. As long as it's in moderation and you can still take care of the kids. I like to relax and have a few after the girls go to bed. Although there is that rare BBQ where I have one while they are awake, but drunk or not I still get up when the baby monitor goes off to care for my girls. 

But why the hell was there even alcohol in the house given she's been charged before the abusing alcohol.

Having a child that wakes up in the middle of the night, and drinking if you are going to be the one caring for it, is irresponsible. Both of my DD's sleep through the night, so if I drink, I don't have to worry about BFing or carrying them. But even with that being the case, I only drink when DF is sober, the kids are in another adult's care, or my mom is spending the night with us and is willing to care for them.

When I say drink, I mean more than one or two beers. And at three weeks, really???

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR. 

AdellesMom
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 1:42 AM
That's so sad. :-(
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MissyMegs
by Member on Jun. 12, 2012 at 1:45 AM


Quoting m3lissa_16:


Quoting MissyMegs:


Quoting m3lissa_16:

Forget how much she drank. Why the hell would you drink and not have another person care for your child?? And to make it worse, you sleep with them, knowing full well that sleeping drunk is almost like slipping into a coma?? She deserves to be in jail, as does the father, for being negligant and allowing the mom to care for the child when drunk. He is just as responsible.

Nothing is wrong with drinking. As long as it's in moderation and you can still take care of the kids. I like to relax and have a few after the girls go to bed. Although there is that rare BBQ where I have one while they are awake, but drunk or not I still get up when the baby monitor goes off to care for my girls. 

But why the hell was there even alcohol in the house given she's been charged before the abusing alcohol.

Having a child that wakes up in the middle of the night, and drinking if you are going to be the one caring for it, is irresponsible. Both of my DD's sleep through the night, so if I drink, I don't have to worry about BFing or carrying them. But even with that being the case, I only drink when DF is sober, the kids are in another adult's care, or my mom is spending the night with us and is willing to care for them.

When I say drink, I mean more than one or two beers. And at three weeks, really???

Yea. My husband is always around when I have a few drinks. But at 3wks I was not thinking about drinking. I was thinking about sleep ... 

tth328
by Member on Jun. 12, 2012 at 1:48 AM
My son is 1.5 year old and I have yet to have a drink. I know I'm a lightweight so I'm not gonna risk anything cause I'm his main caregiver. The mother was irresponsible, Period. A fifth of vodka and .11 blood alcohol by 11am??? Seriously? I hope she get jail time for sure.
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m3lissa_16
by Silver Member on Jun. 12, 2012 at 1:50 AM


Quoting MissyMegs:


Quoting m3lissa_16:


Quoting MissyMegs:


Quoting m3lissa_16:

Forget how much she drank. Why the hell would you drink and not have another person care for your child?? And to make it worse, you sleep with them, knowing full well that sleeping drunk is almost like slipping into a coma?? She deserves to be in jail, as does the father, for being negligant and allowing the mom to care for the child when drunk. He is just as responsible.

Nothing is wrong with drinking. As long as it's in moderation and you can still take care of the kids. I like to relax and have a few after the girls go to bed. Although there is that rare BBQ where I have one while they are awake, but drunk or not I still get up when the baby monitor goes off to care for my girls. 

But why the hell was there even alcohol in the house given she's been charged before the abusing alcohol.

Having a child that wakes up in the middle of the night, and drinking if you are going to be the one caring for it, is irresponsible. Both of my DD's sleep through the night, so if I drink, I don't have to worry about BFing or carrying them. But even with that being the case, I only drink when DF is sober, the kids are in another adult's care, or my mom is spending the night with us and is willing to care for them.

When I say drink, I mean more than one or two beers. And at three weeks, really???

Yea. My husband is always around when I have a few drinks. But at 3wks I was not thinking about drinking. I was thinking about sleep ... 

Exactly. Maybe she drank to get some sleep, though.. I don't know. I just wish the dad had done someting more in this situation. It was his child, too!! It is fucking dumb that the mother be the only one charged if the other parent was around and knew very well what was going on. But I am sure the man was thinking about getting a good night's rest, free from crying, and not his child's safety. UGH

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR. 

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