Italian hospital informed on another case of severe malnutrition caused by vegetarian diet. The grandparents of hospitalized baby told that baby is 14 months, however, he weighed like 3-month-old. The poor child was removed from parents until the medicine and law will clear this issue.
According to the newspaper Local Italy, the baby with severe malnutrition was taken from his parents and delivered to the Milan hospital by his grandparents. The medics were shocked by the status of health of a 14-month-old patient. An extremely imbalanced organism was suffered from important minerals and nutrients deficient. The baby’s weight was like 3-month-old one at the age of 14 months.
The parents kept their baby on a vegan diet, no dietary supplements at all. Such an unclever approach caused a severe malnutrition and dangerously low calcium levels. Thanks to his grandparents, the veggie-baby was delivered to the Milan hospital. Now poor child had to undergo an emergency operation because of a weak heart condition.
The case illustrates cases of modern and trendy slogan Veganism is Not Child Abuse, assured doctors. Many parents decided to raise their babies as vegans without full understanding, how much harmful it is for a very young organism. They “forces us to reflect on uncommon feeding regimes,” said Luca Bernardo, director of pediatrics at the Milan hospital.