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Governor Snyder Signs Infant Sleep Safety Bill

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LANSING, MI (WLNS) - Governor Snyder signed a bill into law Wednesday that will help keep sleeping infants safe in their cribs.

The bill requires hospitals or the health professional in charge right after a baby is born to tell parents how to make sure their newborns are safe while they sleep.

Shareece Lee believes most deaths happen because moms just aren't informed. She lost her three-month-old baby who suffocated while sleeping on her stomach

"They can suffocate just close to you and most parents don't think that's a problem. They don't think that that's bad, but it could be the difference between waking up with a child and not seeing them ever again,” said Shareece Lee, mother.

Michigan ranks 37th in the country for infant mortality. Last year 134 babies in the Great Lakes state died as a result of unsafe sleep environments.

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