A MUM who fell asleep while cradling her baby has been told she is not to blame for her four-week-old son’s death.

An inquest was told how month-old Dylan Jackson died after his mother cradled him in her arms during the night to soothe him, before she ‘inadvertently’ fell asleep in her bed.

Dad David Parkinson returned home from work in the morning to find his son ‘pale and white’ in the bed with partner Amy Jackson.

In a hearing at Cockermouth Coroner’s Court, coroner Kirsty Gomersal assured Ms Jackson she did what ‘many mothers do’ and could not be blamed for her son’s death.

In a statement read in the inquest, Mr Parkinson described discovering what had happened when he returned home to their flat in Barrow’s Egerton Court at around 8am on August 10 2019 and found his partner asleep.

He said: “I walked into the main bedroom.

"I noticed Dylan was not in the usual place.

“I saw Dylan was being cradled in Amy’s arms.

“He looked pale and white.”

The hearing was told Mr Parkinson then administered CPR on his son before paramedics arrived on the scene.

Ms Jackson said in a statement that her son had been woken up in the night by other children living in the house and he would not settle.

“They woke Dylan up and so I cradled him,” she said.

“I don’t remember falling asleep.

“The next thing I remember was David arriving home.”

The inquest heard paramedic Stephen Story arrived on the scene and took Dylan down the stairs from the first floor flat to treat him in the ambulance using specialist equipment.

Ambulance crews then conveyed the baby to Furness General Hospital, providing further treatment on the way.

PC Nicholas Hayes, who attended the scene, said Ms Jackson told her: “I woke up to my partner screaming.”

Police said the mother had not drunk alcohol or taken drugs.

The inquest was told Dylan arrived with ambulance crews at hospital at 8.26am to be passed into care of consultant paediatrician Dr Mohamed Olabi.

The doctor noted there was blood on Dylan’s face and no heartbeat.

Dylan was pronounced dead at 8.42am. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances.

The inquest heard that two pathologists concluded Dylan’s cause of death was ‘unascertained’ but that co-sleeping or carbon dioxide re-breathing could have led to his death.

Coroner Ms Gomersal recorded a narrative verdict.

“Dylan was a much loved little boy born to a loving family," she said.

“His death is absolute tragedy.”

She told Dylan’s mother: “I do very much hope you feel no sense of blame for Dylan’s death.

“You picked him up and you tried to soothe him back to sleep as many mothers do.

“My heart goes out to you and your family.”