Vegan parents who choose the same restrictive diet for their children's education face poor medical advice.
The diet that excludes the use of animal products is used for babies over the age of six months old, as some mothers opt for dairy-free.
A growing number of vegan online communities and Facebook groups reflect Australia's growing trend towards veganism, which according to market researcher Euromonitor International is the third fastest vegan market in the world.
Some experts warn, however A vegan diet may pose a greater health risk to children than adults.
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A growing number of vegan Online communities and Facebook groups reflect Australia's growing trend toward veganism (Pictureured) Vegan pregnancy and parenting)
] Some parents criticized the vegan diet and said it was "dangerous" and related to child abuse.
One group, "Vegan Baby Led Weaning", caters to vegan mothers, fathers and anyone weaning with their baby makes small vegans.
The closed group of 7,700 members describes itself as "a place where first foods, ideas, recipes, stories, photos, and anything else you can find on your baby-led weaning journey can be shared" (1965900 ) 2] "This is a VEGAN group", the rule state. "Do not ask questions about animal products, do not discuss posts, do not discuss them. This includes all meat, all animal milk and dairy products, eggs and honey.
A mother from Sydney claimed to have replaced milk yoghurt with a coconut-based alternative. She posted in the group: "I'm currently doing a nutrition course for children, which aims to give kids cows milk products like yogurt and cheese protein and fat for healthy growth. "
Coconut yoghurt naturally contains significantly less calcium – an essential mineral for the development of healthy bones and brain functions.
"He has stewed vegetables and tofu for lunch and dinner," wrote a mother in the Vegan Baby Led Weaning Facebook Group
Coconut milk contains about 4 mg of calcium per 100 g, compared to 193 mg of normal dairy products. based yogurt, found a CHOICE study.
Another mother mentioned that her doctor had expressed concerns about iron intake for her three children on a vegan diet.
Members of the Vegan Parents Australia group advised the woman to find another family doctor in comments telegraph provided by the daily newspaper.
"If the doctor is worried, is it automatic because they are vegan without knowing anything about their diet? If that were the case, I would see another family doctor, "a member wrote.
A Melbourne mother wrote in Vegan Pregnancy and Parenting that she wanted to change her baby to soymilk, against the advice of her doctor, who suggested a formula made from cow's milk.
"We have many children who have received the same advice and are getting plant milk instead, and that is absolutely wonderful," wrote a group administrator.
Other mothers in the vegan Baby-Led weaning also wrote about ignoring their family doctors.  "[The doctor] essentially said that a vegan diet is irresponsible and that I could even hinder brain development by not giving any meat," said a mother.
"My doctor said some Things I Do not Really Believe So I Wanted Some Veggie Moms Opinions, "Another Mother Asked.
AMA President Dr. Tony Bartone said that parents who severely restrict their vegan dietary habits pose a risk to their children that they have iron and calcium deficiencies.
"The consequences of child nutritional deficiencies can be catastrophic, due to the evolving nature of their brains and bones," Bartone told The Daily Telegraph.
The President of the AMA President Tony Bartone said that parents who gave their children a strict vegan diet risked their children's iron and calcium deficiency
A Sydney parent said she had replaced canned milk yoghurt with a coconut-based alternative and postured in the group:" I'm currently running a Nursing course for children that gives children cows milk products like yogurt and cheese as a protein and fat for healthy growth. "
"The elimination of any food groups from their diet should be done under the guidance of your doctor."
The leading obstetrician gynecologist Michael Gannon said vegan diets are "exclusion diets" and worry that children are not critical micronutrients, especially iron and b12.
"People should get health advice from their family doctors, not the echo chambers of the Facebook group," he said.
Others defended vegan parents' decisions by saying, "A well planned vegan diet is actually very healthy," pointing out the hypocrisy of many parents who decide to feed their children with garbage and start up the food.
In line with the trend toward veganism, some major formula companies are now making vegan formulations, including food giant Nestlé, which announced the launch of its dairy-free formula in July.
A couple feeding their daughter The extremely vegan diet recently pleaded guilty not to have cared for a child, resulting in serious injury.
The 19-month-old girl was hospitalized in March of this year when her mother told a dietician in the hospital that her entire family was following a vegan diet.
Others defended the decisions of vegan parents and said," A carefully planned vegan diet is actually very healthy.
Some point to the hypocrisy of many parents who choose to feed their children with garbage and start up.
A couple (pictured) serving their daughter with an extremely vegan diet fed, admitted that she was serious about injury. The 19-month-old girl was hospitalized in March of this year when her mother told a dietician at the hospital that her entire family was following a vegan diet