Belgian baby dies after parents self diagnosed and fed him gluten and lactose free diet



A malnourished seven-month-old baby has died weighing just 9lbs after his parents fed him a gluten-free diet which included quinoa milk.

The parents determined their own diagnosis that their child was gluten intolerant and had a lactose allergy.  The mother and father ran a natural food store in their home town of Beveren, near Antwerp, and their son’s diet, described by doctors as unsuitable, led to him being less than half the expected weight for a boy his age.

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