24/03/2011 15:09 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Natalie Cassidy Critical Of EastEnders Cot Death Storyline

Natalie Cassidy Former EastEnders actress and new mum, Natalie Cassidy, has critisised her old bosses for the recent cot death storyline which saw Ronnie Branning - played by Sam Womack - swap her dead baby James for Kat Moon's newborn son Tommy.

Natalie, 27, who reprised her role as Sonia Jackson for a handful of episodes last year, accused the show of 'poor attention to detail'.

Speaking to New! magazine, Natalie said:

'The cot death storyline in EastEnders has stirred up a lot of emotion. I think the attention to detail was poor - Ronnie walking around hours after giving birth. Also, mums are advised to keep babies in a Moses basket until they're six months and you wouldn't leave a newborn on the bed like Ronnie did. That said the acting has been sensational.'

Natalie also sympathised with Sam Womack's decision to quit the show:

'I know how it feels to have big story lines take up your time and energy, so maybe it's her time. I'm sure she'll continue to have a great career. I wish her lots of luck.'

Natalie gave birth to her first child, a girl called Eliza, in September last year.

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