New mother sues hospital after suffocating baby

A new mother is suing a US maternity hospital for $14 million after she rolled on her new baby and smothered him in her sleep.

Monica Thompson, 42, claims nurses who worked at the Portland hospital put her three-day-old son in bed with her to be fed, even though she was still "groggy" from zolpidem and vicodin.

The latter is a hydrocodone and paracetamol combination that is not available in Australia.

She had