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Baby ends up in hospital after parents fed her vegan diet

By Mason White 1:35 PM July 5, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A couple was arrested on charges of mistreating a child after allegedly feeding their baby a vegan diet until she ended up in a hospital, police in Italy said.

Pisa police said that the 11-month-old girl is being treated for severe malnutrition at a hospital in Florence.

Blood tests revealed that the baby was severely malnourished and the hospital informed the police after learning that the parents fed her a vegan diet.

Investigators said that they are still trying to determine whether the baby’s malnutrition is connected to the vegan diet.

Police are also investigating the child’s pediatrician if she knew about the vegan diet. The 30-year-old parents could face charges of mistreating a child.