I don't understand how she could be so, so, disconnected from her child. How could she do this?
Infanticide is more common than most realize. Often, disease and psychosis is involved, but sometimes it's pure evil. This mother sounds ill, imo, and she did what she did because she was, indeed, disconnected from the baby. She'll hopefully get the care she needs and deserves now that it is public. Unfortunate that she didn't get treatment to prevent this sort of tragedy. Sure hope the baby recovers.