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Mom Is Facing Murder Charge After Allegedly Killing Her 6-Week-Old Infant With Meth-Laced Breast Milk

Kenner Police Department

Last August, Louisiana mom Brandie Froeba breastfed her 6-week-old daughter, Daisy, and fell asleep. She woke up to find her baby girl was no longer breathing.

The mother contacted 911, and the child was rushed to a hospital in Kenner, The New Orleans Advocate reports.

Daisy was pronounced dead just a short time later.

Authorities noted that Froeba had slurred speech at the time and she agreed to submit a blood sample. She admitted to using marijuana the day prior.

In November, an autopsy revealed that the infant died from methamphetamine toxicity. Kenner police then ruled Daisy’s death a homicide due to her young age.

The mother’s blood sample also tested positive for the drug.

During an investigation, Kenner police uncovered text messages by Froeba detailing alleged use of crystal meth, the Advocate reports.

It was determined that the mom most likely had the drugs in her system when she breastfed her baby girl.

And on March 8, Froeba was arrested on one count of second-degree murder. The mom broke down in tears when she was given the charge last Wednesday, according to KADN.

Posted by Brandie Froeba on Saturday, August 25, 2018

In September, she wrote on Facebook that her daughter “passed peacefully in her sleep just simply because her brain did not tell her lungs to breathe.”

The mom said Daisy’s organs were donated to other children in need.

Before Daisy, Froeba had also given birth to a different baby who tested positive for opiates. At that time, she was warned that using drugs while pregnant and breastfeeding could be harmful.

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), little is known about how amphetamines in breast milk affect babies.

But mothers who have used drugs like methamphetamine may be able to inadvertently transfer the drug to their children through breastmilk for up to 48 hours.

Even some prescription drugs taken by mothers can cause harm by passing through breast milk.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that breastfeeding moms check possible adverse effects and how long they should wait before feeding.

Froeba is currently being held on $250,000 bond.

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  1. The mother needs to get help for her drug addiction before she has anymore children; she never should have had kids until she kicked the habit. On the other hand, I admire the mother for donating her daughter’s organs.

    • Most likely not true, The organs could not be taken for not knowing the cause of death. It was just what she wrote on her FB page

      • Researchers will tell you that organs harvested from overdose as cause of death were as successful for transplant recipients as ones who died from trauma. The transplant recipients often did much better with organs from overdose victims than with organs from people who died of illness.
        Somewhere today another child has a new heart, new lungs, new kidneys, new liver and possibly new bone and skin from this little precious baby of which the mother gave consent. This is the most gut wrenching life lesson to learn with losing your child, but hopefully mom is determined to get rehab and stay clean.

  2. She should be held accountable for this, but on the other hand, had she decided to kill the baby before it was born, that would be legal. Think about that.

  3. How was the mother’s drug problem missed in her prenatal care appointments! It is a condition of care at some clinics to submit to incidental drug screening. She had to have been using at the time of the babies birth. If it had been caught Child Protective investigation would have removed the baby from her care . It is a very sad situation.

    • Someone wasn’t on the ball! So many are missed or they give mom a warning. Back in the 70s we had at least 2 babies a week born addicted and nothing was ever done. I think back then and now moms should have been monitored closely and if they didn’t stop using then their babies should be removed upon birth from that dangerous environment and only returned when mom was recovered for an extended time. That also applies to the dads as well. Your main focus was this little baby who had no choices and was already born addicted.

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