JANESVILLE, WI (WTAQ) - As Milwaukee struggles with sleep-related infant baby deaths, officials in Janesville believe they have solved a similar problem.
About a dozen babies died from unsafe sleeping conditions from 2005 through 2010.
Police detective Erik Goth tells the Janesville Gazette he was bothered by that -- so he started a partnership with area hospitals to teach prospective parents in pre-natal classes about safe sleeping.
Detective Christopher Buescher stepped in to help, after he lost a brother to sudden infant death syndrome 41 years ago. Goth and Buescher teach around 50 classes a year.
Of 11 previous infant deaths in Janesville, 8 involved infants sleeping on their stomachs -- and three were co-sleeping with parents. Since 2011, Janesville Police say they've had no reports of preventable infant sleeping deaths.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)