It’s in times of tragedy or crisis, that there is the most opportunity for learning. If anything, this story provides us with that opportunity. Some interesting & important issues.
A french couple has been charged with “neglect or food deprivation followed by death” after their 11 month old daughter passed away in 2008.
The child was suffering from vitamin deficiency after being fed only breast milk from her vegan mother.
At the time of her death the baby was deficient in Vitamin B12 and Vitamin A: making her vulnerable to infection. It is believed that the mother’s diet was to blame for those deficiencies. Both parents are also seemingly against conventional medicines and distrustful of doctors. They had refused a doctor’s advice months earlier when the baby was thought to have bronchitis, relying on natural remedies instead.