MILAN — A baby has been removed from its parents in Milan, Italy, after their baby was found to be severely malnourished due to a vegan diet, according to hospital staff.
The Telegraph reported that the 14-month-old was taken to a hospital by his grandparents July 2.
Blood tests showed the baby had “the minimum (calcium level) needed to survive.”
The Local Italy reported July 10 doctors found the baby weighed as much as an average 3-month-old.
The hospital reported the case to police and the baby has been removed from his parents.
Doctors believe the child’s calcium level may have exacerbated a heart condition, which caused him to undergo emergency surgery. Read the rest of this entry »