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Is It Safe To Put A Child On A Vegan Diet?

Last month, a one-year-old baby in Milan, Italy, was hospitalized with severe malnourishment. The reported cause: The child's parents had kept the baby on a strict vegan diet without providing any vitamin supplements, causing their son to weigh only slightly more than the average three-month-old baby instead of the proper weight for a one-year-old.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

A good compromise would be putting the child on a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet as 96% of vegetarians follow anyway.




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