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Snorting Hydrocodone While Breastfeeding Newborn Get Fargo Woman Arrested

  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    NORTH DAKOTA - A mother breastfeeding her newborn after snorting drugs didn't have her baby's best interest in mind and sadly the baby died. The breastfeeding mother is charged with negligent homicide after snorting hydrocodone and falling asleep while breastfeeding the baby. When Reanna Pederson woke up, her four-day-old infant wasn’t breathing, according to WDAYNews on Sept. 25.

    Pederson was asleep for about an hour and a half when she woke up and found her newborn unresponsive. Pederson called 911 and paramedics administered CPR to the baby. He was rushed to the hospital where he lived for another day before dying, reports Mail Online today.

    The 32-year-old mother said that she had accidentally smothered her baby, but authorities claim the infant’s death was caused by fatal effects from the drugs. Pederson said she placed a pillow, which is in a U-shape and called a “boppy,” around her for support and then fell asleep with the baby.

    The baby died at the hospital on June 14, but the charges in the infant’ s death were filed this week. It seems that Pederson may have a history of drugs as a witness came forward to say that she had smoked methamphetamine in the days leading up to her baby’s birth, reports KFGO.com local news.

    The affidavit filed by police said that a detective with the West Fargo Police Department interviewed a doctor who said that snorting the hydrocodone pills would “substantially heighten the effects of the drug.” This would make the user dizzy, drowsy and their breathing would be labored.

    Immediately feeding the baby with the mother feeling those effects would be extremely dangerous, said the doctor they interviewed. Relatives of Pederson said they believed she was responsible for her baby’s death.

    When the baby was taken into the hospital, Pederson’s mother, Lisa Miller told the media if anything happens to the baby, she blames her daughter. This was before little four-day-old Avery died in the hospital. The baby's obituary was heart warming as family members expressed how sadly he will be missed even though he was only with them for four short days.

    Miller was relentless when wanting the book thrown at her daughter for harming the baby. She said if her daughter gets five years for the baby’s death that is not at all justice. “Five years is not nearly enough for taking a life and that is what she did,” said Miller. Pederson has two other children who are staying with relatives. She is out on $5,000 bail.





    The Examiner/Sept. 26, 2014
    http://www.examiner.com/article/rea...-dead-after-she-snorts-drugs-and-breastfeeds?
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    Newshawk Crew

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    Beenthere2Hippie
    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.

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  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    Mom Who Snorted Hydrocodone While Breastfeedings Newborn Has Died

    Reanne Pederson, a 32-year-old Fargo mom, allegedly fed her newborn son drug-laced breastmilk which resulted in the infant's death. According to a Sep. 26 report from NY Daily News, the negligent mother is accused of killing her 4-day-old child by snorting the powerful pain reliever hydrocodone and then breastfeeding the newborn. Pederson faces five years in prison and has been charged with negligent homicide and ingesting methamphetamine, a Class A misdemeanor. She pleaded not guilty Wednesday during a court hearing.

    ABC affiliate WDAY wrote that court documents indicate that Pederson snorted hydrocodone just before breast-feeding her son, Avery, on June 13. She fell asleep and when she woke up about an hour and a half after the incident, the newborn was unresponsive. He died the next day in the same hospital where he was born just days earlier.

    Pederson initially thought she had smothered the child, according to a police affidavit filed with the charges. Reportedly, the mother admitted to using drugs during her pregnancy and even smoked methamphetamine in the days before delivering her child.

    According to the opinion of the baby's grandmother, Lisa Miller, Pederson is responsible for the death of her son. Miller says she's trying to heal after losing the grandson she only held once. "He was beautiful, he was perfect," Miller says.
  2. Potter
    How much hydrocodone do you need to consume to get a lethal (for an infant) level into breast milk? Is it realistic that someone could snort that many pills, considering powder build-up limiting bio-availibilty?

    Did she get all fucked up and roll over her baby and smother it? This seems far more likely to me.
  3. Beenthere2Hippie
    Newborn of Mom Who Snorted Hydrocodone While Breastfeeding Has Died

    [IMGL=white]https://www.drugs-forum.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=40616&stc=1&d=1411782335[/IMGL]NORTH DAKOTA - Reanne Pederson, a 32-year-old Fargo mom, allegedly fed her newborn son drug-laced breastmilk which resulted in the infant's death. According to a Sep. 26 report from NY Daily News, the negligent mother is accused of killing her 4-day-old child by snorting the powerful pain reliever hydrocodone and then breastfeeding the newborn.

    Pederson faces five years in prison and has been charged with negligent homicide and ingesting methamphetamine, a Class A misdemeanor. She pleaded not guilty Wednesday during a court hearing.

    ABC affiliate WDAY wrote that court documents indicate that Pederson snorted hydrocodone just before breast-feeding her son, Avery, on June 13. She fell asleep and when she woke up about an hour and a half after the incident, the newborn was unresponsive. He died the next day in the same hospital where he was born just days earlier.

    Pederson initially thought she had smothered the child, according to a police affidavit filed with the charges. Reportedly, the mother admitted to using drugs during her pregnancy and even smoked methamphetamine in the days before delivering her child.

    According to the opinion of the baby's grandmother, Lisa Miller, Pederson is responsible for the death of her son. Miller says she's trying to heal after losing the grandson she only held once. "He was beautiful, he was perfect," Miller says.







    The Examiner/Sept. 26, 2014
    http://www.examiner.com/article/rea...n-dies-after-drinking-drug-laced-breast-milk?
    Newshawk Crew
  4. tatittle
    If its is truly hydrocodone I imagine she would have had to ingest a lot, but if she had a habit it becomes more likely I presume. Seems more likely she passed out and smothered the baby though. Both circumstances would lead to the baby's respiration stopping, so a toxicology would be needed on the baby I imagine. That takes time. Leave it up to the cops and media to push the most shocking scenario, they always do. Not really nec'y here as it is emotionally shocking and tragic no matter what.
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