vegan baby update
Some time back, I mentioned the case of a pair of blithering idiots who were charged with child endangerment after their then-15-month-old daughter was discovered with severe malnutrition. The couple, who are vegans, had refused to feed their daughter either breast milk--which is not only perfectly natural and utterly acceptable to most vegans, but also contains the ideal nutritional needs of an infant--or formula, instead giving the baby ground nuts, fresh-squeezed juices, herbal tea, beans, cod liver oil and flax seed oil. Doctors said the diet placed the baby at "severe, critical risk" of death by malnutrition.
The child's mother later said that she was ignorant of the child's nutritional needs, and that if she'd have known what she later learned from hospital workers, she wouldn't have fed her little girl that way.
(contined in the next post)