A vegan mum has been charged after she alleged only fed her baby fruits and nuts.
Elizabeth Hawk was charged with child endangerment after her son developed a severe rash, People reports.
Hawk’s estranged husband, Jerry Hawk, became concerned when his 11-month-old son developed a severe rash from head to toe and took him a local Child and Youth Services organisation in Pennsylvania.
Hawk told officials the baby’s mother was given a cream for the rash but refused to use it.
The examining paediatrician said the baby was at risk of septic shock and that the child was developmentally delayed as a result of being malnourished.
Court records obtained by People said the baby ‘cannot crawl as a result of the malnourishment’.
Elizabeth has been released and faces a preliminary hearing on November 14, 2016.