A coroner has warned against imparting newborns “propped up” bottles of milk after a a four-month-old died when he was left to feed alone in his vehicle seat.
Alex Masters choked to death on his milk after godmother Claire Sawyer fell asleep on the sofa at her Lincoln flat.
An inquest was told Miss Sawyer had given him a bottle of milk with a cloak propped underneath it.
Coroner Stuart Fisher said although it was not illegal, babes feeding from a propped bottle should be supervised.
The infant, from Gainsborough, croaked after being taken to Lincoln County Hospital on 3 October, 2015.