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State lawmakers are asking questions about the death rate among African American babies and why it’s higher than that of white babies. 
The mortality rate can be as much as three times higher for black infants and Rush University Medical Center Pediatrician Gina Lowell says black families bring babies into bed, and while co-sleeping presents dangers she says that some mothers have far greater concerns about keeping their children safe.


Experts are suggesting more in home follow up care for mothers and helping expect one’s with prenatal checkups.

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