So I saw this story about a couple who starved their 6-week-old child to death. Sad, sad story - the kid weighed 3 1/2 pounds when he died. The couple were actually charged with murder, and I'm not sure what the sentence will end up being.
The CNN story showed a pretty good-sized house with a completely bare kitchen save for one bottle of soymilk and ONE dirty baby bottle in the whole house. Sick, sick stuff. But the parents hardly looked malnourished, so clearly they were getting food somewhere.
The media seem to be making a big deal of the fact that the parents are Vegan, and I just don't get how/why that's important. The father made some statement about how they believed they were being sent to jail for being vegan, which makes me think they didn't even grasp that they killed their child. It would seem that this poor child would've starved to death no matter what the food was, because he clearly wasn't getting enough of it.
So Vegans, please educate me--Is there a "good" vegan diet for raising a baby? I have to believe there is but just don't know enough about it. What's the verdict on human milk?