Ginny Messina on French Infant Death Trial

March 30, 2011

Ginny Messina on the vegan couple on trial in France for starving their infant:

The issue here was not one of dietary choices, but rather a lack of understanding about nutrition for infants.

and:

It’s a tragedy when a baby dies because her parents were misinformed about appropriate nutrition. But as long as parents know the basics of infant feeding practices, vegan diets are a safe and healthy option for babies. 

Ginny’s article provides that necessary basic knowledge. This sort of incident is infuriating because it’s entirely preventable, and invariably misreported in ways that make vegan parenting seem risky.  Link.

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