Two hippie parents tried so hard to feed their son a “healthy” diet, but their questionable choice ended up causing the child to die.
The couple, who has been identified as Peter and Sandrina, ran a health food store in Beveren, Belgium.
After their baby was born, they believed that he had a food allergy and decided to start feeding him a gluten-free diet that included quinoa milk.
Sadly, the 7-month-old boy died on June 6, 2014. Court documents later revealed that they sought the aid of a homeopathic doctor and not a real medical professional.
Conservative Tribune reports:
Doctors at a hospital in Hasselt said the boy was dead on arrival, the U.K. Daily Mail reported.
The trial against the couple began on May 15.
The baby was reportedly gasping for air in his last days, and yet his parents never sought medical attention. An autopsy revealed that the boy was dehydrated and his stomach was completely empty, the Independent reported.
Prosecutors blamed the parents, who apparently self-diagnosed the child, for the baby’s death. The couple’s lawyer, Karine Van Meirvenne, said the parents thought their child had an eating problem. They fed him a diet that consisted of oat, rice, buckwheat, semolina and quinoa milk.
“The parents determined their own diagnosis that their child was gluten intolerant and had a lactose allergy,” prosecutors told the court. They also claimed the parents denied their child food.
The parents defended their choice, with the father saying that he never took the boy to the doctor because he seemed healthy.
“Sometimes he gained a little weight, sometimes he lost a little,” the boy’s mother told the court. “We never wished for the death of our son.”
This is terrible. Liberals need to stop trying to reinvent the wheel. Babies need normal milk and not some vegan-soy-lactose-free nonsense. If your child actually does have a medical condition, seek the help of a real doctor, not some basement dweller that read a Wikipedia page on natural remedies.
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