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Milwaukee Baby Dies After Sleeping With Relative

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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTAQ) - Another baby in Milwaukee has died while sleeping with a relative.

9-month-old Makyla Johnson is at least the 9th person in Milwaukee to die this year while sleeping with others outside of a crib. And it comes a day after city officials stepped up their campaign against unsafe infant sleeping, by placing mattresses with graphic messages on 2 busy streets.

The Milwaukee County medical examiner said Makyla was sleeping on a couch with her 3-year-old sister early Wednesday. And when the girl’s father checked on her, he noticed her eyes were glazed over. Rescuers tried to save the infant, but she died about an hour after the call for help.

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