Italian Baby Fed Vegan Diet Hospitalized and Taken Away From Parents


A 14-month-old baby, weighing just 11 pounds, was taken away from its parents after the child’s grandparents brought the infant to the hospital fearing for his health. The one-year-old, who weighed as much as a three-month-old usually does, had reportedly been fed on an “uncommon” diet chosen by vegan parents.

Doctors later found that the child also had a congenital heart condition. The director of pediatrics at the Milan hospital, Luca Bernardo, told Metro UK in a story published Monday that the situation “forces us to reflect on uncommon feeding regimes, even if in this case it was complicated by a cardiac malformation.”

The child had insufficient calcium levels and doctors later said that the child’s diet, which the Telegraph identified as vegan, should have been supported with calcium and iron supplements. The child’s grandparents may take the child once the hospital nurses him back to health.

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SOURCE: IBT – Clark Mindock