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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9 Replies to “Mom Is Facing Murder Charge After Allegedly Killing Her 6-Week-Old Infant With Meth-Laced Breast Milk”

  • Michael Bankston 2 years ago

    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.

    • Anonymous 2 years ago

      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

      • Melanie 2 years ago

        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.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    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.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Two words “involuntary sterilization”!!

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    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.

    • Anonymous 2 years ago

      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.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    It’s absolutely heart and gut wrenching that there is such an epidemic of these same kinds of stories…

  • THE BEST MOM IN THE WORLD 2 years ago

    I just want to let everyone know that I I am a very loving dedicated mom and have been for 11 years now my kids are my whole world the opioids that the wonderful can a police departments say that I tested positive for with my third child they know kind of left out the detail about it being my one prescription pain pill that I took the night before because I was in pain I have bursitis and on the verge of rheumatoid arthritis and lupus I’m a single mom with four kids my oldest and travel baseball I bring him to all of his baseball try all of his baseball practices all of his baseball tournaments with all my kids I do all the cooking cleaning housework house chores work house remodeling house fixing everything by myself no neither one of us tested positive at the hospital when I had her because I didn’t have a drug problem I hadn’t used in over 18 hours and I fed her three times so they said that the levels were unknown I bet you they wouldn’t have found those unknown levels had I not willingly given them my blood sample and would have made them give me a subpoena instead I have to wake up every day without my daughter and they still a year later I’m not even accepted the charges because they’re bogus and all they have wanted is money their money hungry pigs that I have lost all respect for and I have a hard time wiping my kids hurting them intentionally would never happen with me I’m sorry that you all feel this way and reading all the lies that the news outlets have posted about me I can understand I would probably be right where you are however now I know trust me from experience now don’t believe anything anything you read because nobody actually does any kind of investigating work these days it’s all fabricated lies in order to generate money for them so my kids are happy healthy and they’re very well taken care of they go to Catholic School and they have PlayStations Xboxes every in any kind of toy you want they want they have well fed well clothed complete ROMs I’m a damn good mom and everybody who knows me knows that so my suggestion to you is 2 boycott social media and news outlets they should be reprimanded for posting lies and not doing actual investigating work and reporting the correct news they ruin lives and they don’t care they should be held accountableand yes my daughter was an organ donor I have an organ donor metal I also have her leaf from the tree of hope that lopa does which is Louisiana organ procurement agency you can probably look her up on their website and you can see that she was a donor I do not like I don’t have any reason to and I find it actually stupid to lie because the truth always comes out and I’m not going to be the one left looking stupid

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