There’s a shocking news about two vegan parents in France : their 11-month-old daughter died for being fed only breast milk. They are now facing up to 30 years in prison.
An autopsy showed that the baby was suffering from a vitamin A and B12 deficiency, which experts say increases a child’s sensitivity to infections. The baby was underweight and deathly pale according to French media.
I don’t know why the parents didn’t notice the baby wasn’t gaining sufficient weight over the last 11 months, and didn’t consult with doctor or anyone for an advice. And, why they fed only breast milk for 11 months? They didn’t introduce any solid foods to supplement nutritions to the baby?
Anyway, it’s a devastating news,, but I was surprised to hear the “30 years in prison” part. And, the fact that the ambulance workers called the polices instead of
consoling the parents, when they arrived and found the baby dead, because the parents were vegans.
I actually have a French friend who is vegan, but I didn’t know that it is not easy being vegetarian in France. That’s why the parents are facing the 30 years in prison? Ummm… now I understand what my vegan friend was talking about – her father was really upset when she decided to be a vegan. Besides, her father is a butcher! (maybe that’s the reason why she became a vegan?)
Anyway, giving enough nutritions is the most important thing when rising a baby, and I think I should try to have more balanced diet.