In the past year, doctors in Monroe County say they have seen more infants die because of unsafe sleep practices.
Torey Schreiber could have never imagined what would happen to her family on August 20, 2010. She had two little girls at the time, Audrina who was 2-years-old, and Rylee who was 4 months.
On that night, Torey's husband was alone with the kids. With Audrina and Rylee both in his arms, he fell asleep. Never knowing his youngest daughter, Rylee, was pinned underneath him.
"She had woken up crying so he decided to try to rock her back to sleep and fell asleep with her, and she just got into a position where she couldn't get out of," said Torey Schreiber.
That night would be the last time Rylee's father got to hold her.
"She was ice cold. She was black and blue. I called 911 and they had me do CPR on her until the first responders came. I just knew she was already gone," said Torey Schreiber.
Unfortunately, Rylee's story is not that uncommon. In Monroe County alone, an average of 10 babies a year have died in unsafe sleep conditions. In Rylee's case, it was bed sharing.
"Now we are still seeing children who seem to be dying from suffocation," said Dr. Anne Brayer of Strong Hospital Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
In the past year, Strong Hospital has seen an uptick in cases. That's why doctors are urging parents to learn safe sleep practices when it comes to their infants.
"Nothing is more tragic than the loss of an infant and anything we can do to lessen those chances is really important," said Brayer.
"It's something that is so preventable. That's what cribs are for, Pack 'n Plays, let them sleep there where they are safe," said Schreiber.
Torey says not a day goes by where Audrina doesn't talk about her little sister.
Since Rylee's death, Torey's family has partnered with the Baby Safe Sleep Coalition in Rochester.
For more information, you can go to http://www.babysafesleep.org/