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Infant hospitalized after 'co-sleep' accident

A 2-month-old girl nearly suffocated while sleeping next to her mother in Northeast Philadelphia earlier tonight, police said.

Infant hospitalized after 'co-sleep' accident

A 2-month-old girl nearly suffocated while sleeping next to her mother in Northeast Philadelphia earlier tonight, police said.

Lt. Dan Bagnell, of the police Special Victims Unit, said a relative noticed the infant was stuck under her 26-year-old mother shortly before 7:30 p.m. inside a house on Sellers Street near Oakland Street. Family members performed CPR on the infant, who was bleeding from the mouth and nose, until police arrived.

A 15th District cop transported the infant to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. The baby girl "expired, but was brought back" by doctors, Bagnell said. The infant was listed in critical but stable condition at St. Christopher's. It was unclear if the mother would face any charges.

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