Vegan Diet Bad for Baby

Vitamin B-12 deficiency slows brain development. A deficiency in just one nutrient can halt the development of a baby's brain. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently reported two cases of severe B12 deficiency in toddlers who were breast-fed by vegan mothers.

By Willow Lawson, published on May 1, 2003 - last reviewed on January 23, 2015

The children cited in the CDC report were able to recover somewhat
from malnutrition after being hospitalized and fed a supplemented diet.
However, a year after treatment, both children had lingering
symptoms.