A toddler who was stuck in a house with the decomposing bodies of the toddler’s mother and another female, has reportedly recovered well from the frightening ordeal. The toddler was unattended and not fed for over 36 hours before neighbours were alerted by a foul smell coming from the house.
The baby was hospitalised after the incident and received the required care. A hospital is generally considered a place of safety for minors.
“There was a court date earlier this week and a member of the family stepped forward to take the baby. I have no information on the father of the child or the status of the investigation by the cops,” Rochelle Dixon of the Child Development Agency told BOUNCE876 reporter Claude Mills.
Typically, by 1 to 2 months of age, a breastfed baby will probably nurse 7-9 times a day. Feedings are normally “on demand” when the baby is hungry, which is generally every 1½ to 3 hours. As newborns get older, they’ll nurse less often, and may develop a more reliable schedule. Some might feed every 90 minutes, whereas others might go 2 or 3 hours between feedings. Newborns should not go more than about 4 hours without feeding, even overnight.
On Sunday, the bodies of two females were discovered on Bonanza Crescent in Spanish Town, St. Catherine last night.
One of them has been identified as 28-year-old Alexine Rodney otherwise called ‘Sasha’ while the other female is known only as ‘Aleeyah’.
Police said they were summoned to the area after residents smelled a foul odour coming from the premises. The two bodies were found when the lawmen entered the house.
The scene was processed and the bodies were removed to the morgue where post mortem examination will be conducted.
Investigations are ongoing.