NBC 5 Investigates found that in the past decade, an average of 30 to more than 50 babies die in Illinois every year after accidentally suffocating while sleeping with a parent.

It’s the middle of the night; your infant child is hungry, and you’re exhausted. So you bring your baby into your bed to feed him there, and then you both drift back to sleep.

Jessica Gordon of Plainfield did just that in the middle of a September night in 2011 – nursing her 10-week-old son Payton in her bed and falling asleep as he ate.