Probe into death of 3-month-old yields no recommendations
New Brunswick's Child Death Review Committee has made no recommendations into the death of a 3-month-old boy who died unexpectedly from an undetermined cause.
In a release issued Monday by Chief Coroner Gregory Forestell, the committee said the cause of death was likely associated with "an unsafe sleep position/surface."
The family of the child was known to the Department of Social Development and was receiving services under Family Enhancement Services.
The province had plans to roll out a public awareness campaign in the spring about the risks of unsafe sleeping environments for infants, including bed sharing and inappropriate sleep surfaces.
The campaign was recommended by the Child Death Review Committee after it had reviewed the death of another three-month old boy.
That infant's cause of death was deemed to be likely asphyxia due to an "unsafe sleep situation." No details about what made his sleeping situation unsafe were released.
The committee reviews deaths of children under 19 and includes children in legal care of the minister of social development or if their families were in contact with the Department of Social Development within 12 months before the child's death.