PADIHAM: Mystery death of baby who died on day his birth was registered

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A BABY boy died on the day his young parents registered him for his birth.

Four-day-old Jayden Cameron Morgan died on August 3rd – the same day his parents, Tanya George and Joshua Morgan, took him to Burnley Register Office.

An inquest at Burnley Coroner’s Court heard Jayden had been born two weeks overdue at Burnley General Hospital.

Mum Tanya, who is now pregnant again, told the hearing how she had struggled to feed Jayden at home and he had been “a bit grizzly”.

A midwife visiting her home in Burnley Road, Padiham, advised she should continue trying but if there was no change to try Jayden on a feeding formula.

But on the day they visited Burnley Register Office, it became clear Jayden was unwell and was sweating. An ambulance was called and he was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital but sadly died.

Paediatric pathologist at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Dr Melanie Newbold, conducted a post-mortem examination on the baby.

She said: “Jayden appeared to be a healthy baby who had no obvious congenital abnormalities, and there was no bacterial or viral infection evident.

“Jayden weighed 6lb. 2oz. which was quite small for an over-term baby. When we looked at some cells we did find some abnormalities.

“He had some fat globules in some of his tissues at the level where the cells function. This is known as a metabolic disease and could explain his difficulty in feeding.

“Tests are still being carried out on the cells so we can’t ascertain it for definite. Therefore the cause of death is unascertained but it could be an undiagnosed natural cause.”

East Lancashire Coroner Mr Richard Taylor said: “I record a verdict of undiagnosed natural causes but I understand to you the parents it must seem anything but that.”