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  • Exactly Katherine!

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    • I've talked to the grandma and she said she would email or talk to her son, the dad. Hopefully the talk or email will include a look at growth charts and such. I said that maybe she could mention that now it's recommended that baby's first foods should be meat bc it's easier to digest than grains and cruciferous veggies.
      Last edited by blondiegreen; 07-13-2013, 06:47 AM.
      Needing some accountability, so here's my stats:
      34yrs old, 5'5"
      CW: 163lbs (07/2014)
      GW: 135lbs or less
      Eating mainly paleo, but including a bit of white rice (don't call the Paleo Police!)

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      • Thanks for posting an update, Blondiegreen. I hope all works out well for the baby.

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        • Years ago there was a story about a frutarian family whose children were like that. The child was fed only fruit and in limited quanities. CPS was called, they bolted, and I'm pretty certain the boy died.

          I just tried to find the story. When I searched son of frutarian family, pages of vegan child deaths came up.

          As broken as the CPS system is, now would be the time to call them. The child probably needs to be hospitalized.

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          • Originally posted by momrn View Post
            Years ago there was a story about a frutarian family whose children were like that. The child was fed only fruit and in limited quanities. CPS was called, they bolted, and I'm pretty certain the boy died.

            I just tried to find the story. When I searched son of frutarian family, pages of vegan child deaths came up.

            As broken as the CPS system is, now would be the time to call them. The child probably needs to be hospitalized.
            If the child does get taken to the doctor, that may happen.

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            • Originally posted by blondiegreen View Post
              I've talked to the grandma and she said she would email or talk to her son, the dad. Hopefully the talk or email will include a look at growth charts and such. I said that maybe she could mention that now it's recommended that baby's first foods should be meat bc it's easier to digest than grains and cruciferous veggies.
              OK, you are not a troll and the situation is real. I am one of those who think that the baby has to be checked by a doctor.
              All this talk about small children is fine ... to a degree. Naturally, someone will be the smallest. But it one thing when a child is genetically predisposed - small bones, small size, etc., it's another thing (it probably happens) when a child is doomed (a genetic defect, disease, etc.) and yet another when a child is mistreated. So it seems logical to check a child who is so tiny. It is better to be on a safe side.

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