The baby girl born to a 71-year-old woman in Kayamkulam through artificial insemination died on the 45th day after choking on milk. The baby died due to asphyxiation after the milk got stuck in her throat.
Kayamkulam Ramapuram native Sudharma, a retired teacher and Surendran, a former police telecommunications officer decided to have another baby when they lost their 35-year-old son Sujith in Saudi Arabia a year and a half ago.
The baby who had difficulties after choking on milk was rushed to Alappuzha Medical College but later died. The baby was in the hospital for the last 40 days after birth due to low weight and immunity. A few days back, the baby was taken to their house in Ramapuram as the health condition improved.
Sudharma gave birth to a baby girl on March 18 through a cesarean section. The couple approached the doctors for in vitro fertilization (IVF), but they discouraged them. The doctors stressed that it is very risky to have a baby at this age. However, Sudharma was firm on her decision, which Surendran also supported.
Following this, Dr Lalithambika Karunakaran, head of the gynecology department at Alappuzha medical college and team took the baby out through C-section at 32 weeks of pregnancy on March 18, 2021. Then, the baby girl weighed 1100 grams at the time of birth, but later the weight increased to 1350 grams, at the time of discharge.