This is shocking! A poor baby girl was starved from birth to keep her from gaining weight — and now the parents are being charged with neglect!
Christopher and Mary Sultze were so afraid their daughter would end up obese that they followed what they called ‘a very low cholesterol diet,’ according to The Daily Mail. The infant weighed only five pounds in the 14 months after her birth. To put it in perspective, 22 pounds was the minimum weight she should have weighed!
These horrible parents are now facing a felony count of child neglect, and they could get a year in prison and a $25,000 fine.
A doctor said the child was starving with no fat on her body, but Christopher refused to leave her daughter at the hospital because she thought the child would “get fat.”
When doctors and social workers noticed the baby’s lack of weight gain, they advised she be put in the hospital. But they grew concerned when the parents got upset by the recommendation that they feed her more calories.
They took her home from the hospital against doctors’ wishes, so police were contacted.
Can you believe this, HollyMoms? An infant’s nutrition is so important! We hope this child will be taken care of properly now!
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