Baby Died Because Of A Mistake That Many Parents Make

In the hope of losing a few extra pounds some of us do not hesitate to go to the diets, especially those with which we lose the maximum weight in record time.

Social networks overflow from any type of regime, from the most balanced to the most draconian. Despite the dangers of these diets, an adult body is likely to tolerate their hardness but this is not the case for a child and even less for a 7-month-old baby. This Belgian couple knows something about it.

Residing in Beveren in the north of Belgium this couple is currently tried after the death of their seven-month-old child. The facts go back three years. This couple thought their infant was intolerant to lactose and gluten, so they decided to follow her with that diet, based on corn milk, rice, oats, quinoa or buckwheat, Without consulting a doctor beforehand.

The baby died of dehydration and undernutrition after being fed for months with only vegetable milk.

A few days before his death, the child was suffering from respiratory problems and on June 6, 2014 (the day of his death) the child took vomiting, his parents took him to see a doctor-homeopath who alerted them to the state of Their child and ordered them to be taken immediately to the emergency room as soon as possible. Alas, the little baby lost his life on the way to the hospital.

An autopsy revealed that the little one suffered severely from dehydration at the moment when he returned the soul and almost no trace of food was found in his stomach or even his intestines.
 

In court the lawyer of the couple tried to express the idea of the parents, the fact that they really thought that their child was suffering from a gluten intolerance, remains to know how this will happen for the couple.

He said: "It is a shame to find ourselves before a judge today".
 

Still in court, the prosecutor Pascal Persoons declares that it is "a deliberate refusal of food". For their part, the parents assured during the session of Wednesday 17 that they did everything to look after their little boy.

"It's easy to judge afterwards. In our eyes, we did nothing wrong and did our best to look after our baby," said Lucas's father. "For my part, the mother defends herself" To be prosecuted for deliberate refusal of food, I can not accept it, I even got up four times a night to feed my baby. "

The baby's maternal aunt testified that the baby was in a really bad condition a few hours before his death.

The prosecutor continued "And despite all this, their aversion to traditional medicine was stronger and pushed them to ride an hour to Bilzen with a sick baby rather than going to the nearest emergency. This illustrates the seriousness of the facts. "These parents risk 18 months in prison, the verdict should be known on 14 June.

For information, at the time of his death, the baby weighed only 4.3 kilos. This is much lower than the "normal" weight a child of this age should have, which can vary between 6 and 9 kilos.

Experts report that following a gluten-free diet while not suffering from celiac disease (intolerance of the intestine to gluten) seriously promotes the risk of heart disease and especially in young children.

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