Parental rights threatened because of baby’s raw milk diet

Baby Carson thrives on natural goat's milk, a diet which caused the government to threaten confiscation of the child. (Source: WABI/WWW/CNN)

BROOKLIN, ME — A mother is being harassed over the diet she is feeding her baby.  This case is yet another of a long train of abuses perpetrated by power-drunk agencies with the ability to separate children from their natural parents, often for profit.

    Baby Carson thrives on natural goat's milk, a diet which caused the government to threaten confiscation of the child. (Source: WABI/WWW/CNN)
Baby Carson thrives on natural goat’s milk, a diet which caused the government to threaten confiscation of the child. (Source: WABI/WWW/CNN)

17-year-old mother Alorah Gellerson had difficulty getting her baby Carson to breastfeed.   Instead of switching over to artificial baby formula, often comprised of up to 50% corn syrup solids, she decided to go the natural route.  She began feeding Carson a mixture of goat’s milk and celery juice.

“Oh, he loved it,” Gellerson said. “We put celery juice in it, and he just loves that, and it worked really well with his body, and he grew like a weed.”

But no self-respecting busybody would allow a parent to make a decision without state-approval.  Gellerson’s doctors reported her to the government.  Soon she had the Department of Health and Human Services after her for not feeding store-bought formula to her child.

A social-worker “came in and threatened to take him away and put him in foster care until I complied to go to the doctor and get him seen,” said Gellerson.

Alorah Gellerson and baby Carson.  (Source: Bangor Daily News)
Alorah Gellerson and baby Carson. (Source: Bangor Daily News)

“DHHS said they had no one available to speak, instead directing reporters to websites for procedures they follow, like one from the USDA, which says goat milk is not recommended for infants because of inadequate quantities of certain vitamins,” reported WAFB.

Yet even after complying with DHHS, switching to store-bought formula, and exposing Carson to more doctors and even an overnight stay in a hospital, she still is being harassed and her parental rights threatened.

Regardless of what DHHS feels is “adequate” for feeding a baby, real life scenarios don’t always fit into their handbook. Some babies simply don’t respond well to formula, breast milk, or other alternatives.  It is important that parental choice is preserved and flexibility is afforded to parents who need to make these difficult decisions.

Attendees of a rally in support of the Gellerson family.  (Source: Bangor Daily News)
Attendees of a rally in support of the Gellerson family. (Source: Bangor Daily News)

It is unfair and oppressive for parental rights to be threatened over such personal decisions.  It begs the question: Is there some greater motive in government agencies’ incessant attempts to take healthy children from loving parents?

As it turns out, there are monetary incentives that have been instituted at the federal level to encourage state agencies to turn out numbers of adoptions.  The Safe Children and Families Act of 1997 placed rewards of thousands of dollars per head on children being taken from their natural parents and put into foster homes.   Agencies like CPS and DHHS naturally bend to the corrupting influence of federal dollars, leading toward more numerous and less necessary child confiscations.  Watch this brief video for more information.

“I hope this all goes away. It’s been so terrible and hard on us. We’re just trying to live our lives and they keep bothering us. I just want it to be all over,” Gellerson said.

The future of baby Carson remains uncertain, resting on the arbitrary decisions of federal bureaucrats.

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UPDATE:

After receiving an outpouring of support from the community, the DHHS has backed down from seizing baby Carson.

 As The Complete Patient reported:

The DHHS began an investigation, including having Carson examined by its doctors. The case was written up in a number of publications, and generated much debate, and outrage over parent rights. Supporters organized a protest in Maine yesterday that attracted about 40 supporters. 

 Last evening, the family had good news. The infant’s grandmother, Tania Allen, reported on Facebook: “We are very happy to report that when we arrived home today from the rally, there was a letter from DHHS in the mailbox for Alorah and Dustin (the baby’s father), stating that they have closed the assessment involving Carson. There were no findings of abuse or neglect. We would like to thank DHHS for recognizing that he is indeed a healthy baby and that he is in good hands. We would like to thank them for their concerns and for a good outcome. We also would love to thank all of you for all of your support that you have given us over these past few weeks and for drawing attention to food freedom and parental rights!”


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21 Comments on Parental rights threatened because of baby’s raw milk diet

  1. Federal Government: Get out of my kitchen. If you want to help out, Don’t. instead label my food sources so i know when i am buying GMO”S

  2. This is OUTRAGEOUS!! I am feeding MY grandson RAW GOATS MILK and he is thriving! What is the matter with these people????!!!!! Duh – you can supplement with infant vitamins. Let them try and take MY grandson!! That doctor is nuts. Oh, by the way, WE ARE NOT VACCINATING either!!

      • which is very rarely deadly, oh, and btw did you know that most adults aren’t even immune to it because the vaccine is only good for 10 years? I was immunized as a child, but got whooping cough when I was 39. Two of my non-immunized children got it also, but not my daughter who hadn’t had the vaccine, nor my husband who was also vaccinated as a child. Go figure.

      • No people like you who vaccinate blindly without researching are why there are whooping cough out breaks. It is being spread because when you get the vaccine you are then contagious for up to 30 days.

  3. Wtf ! This disgusts me. So they would rather us poison our children with GMO riddled formula than feed our children something natural..that is not linked to tumors/cancer. GMOS are in everything and are linked to cancer, tumors, infertility, and all sorts of health problems. This nations policies disgust me. Stay out of our kitchens and our babies lives. If there is no physical abuse and the child is in no danger fuck off !

  4. They want to keep us weak. European people were other kinds are available have always given their children other animal milk and they plant their own gardens. They don’t want us to feed ourselves if it doesn’t come from their steroid ridden supermarkets.

  5. I am thoroughly disgusted by our government on a general level anyway, but this is just sickening. If whatever the parents are doing are effective, then leave them alone. Just because the idea may not speak too friendly to your wallet is irrelevant. Stop thinking about yourselves and preaching to us to do the opposite.

  6. This is truely ridiculous. If the baby was healthy then it is in no way abuse or neglect. I don’t see were the government has any right to say anything. It isn’t their baby. What do they think infants that couldn’t breastfeed ate before formula was invented?! This is unbelievable.

  7. Unbelievable, goat’s milk is most compatible for humans and the addition of celery juice makes it superior to Any baby formula poison. Government is getting crazier, dumber and more corrupt by the minute. None of my children ate formula nor baby food from a jar, my last I nursed for almost 4 years. And if I knew then what I know now they wouldn’t have been vaccinated either and I would have started eating organic a lot sooner. Any individual who harasses parents doing better for their children than what the “state” says is one of the worse criminals. Moral law pervades. So disturbing and sad. Best wishes to the parents and child.

  8. This baby is clearly thriving on this novel ancient formula.

    There are many unusual formulas that help babies thrive, too, that are all natural, no corn oil or syrups or artificial ingredients–and for sure, no artificial flavor enhancing junk.

    Government has failed at dictating our diets for decades; more people are sicker than ever, based on government edicts/parameters.

    TOO many CPS / Social Service agencies throughout the country, have become black-market adoption agencies, with zero accountability for their pernicious & sometimes deadly actions.
    They have taken kids from parents under spurious accusations, kept them in-system for a year, charged accused families huge sums of money impossible to pay, then putting the kids up for adoption. The healthier the kids, the better.
    Yet, they run, not walk from kids who are disabled, impaired or otherwise unhealthy, because they can’t place them.

    CPS is absolutely needed to protect actually threatened kids.
    But when CPS/Social Services does really stupid things like this, they’re covering something else up; they need to be stopped.

    • I agree totally. And might I add that while “DHS is absolutely needed to protect actually threatened kids.” they don’t always do a very good job of it. Children like this, with loving and caring parents who choose to do things a bit differently than the mainstream calls for are harrassed and treated horribly. Yet, at the same time, situations of REAL (as opposed to this CONTRIVED) abuse are left to languish and the children to suffer, and even die, with little consequence to these bureaucrats who suffer little criticism or consequences in those cases. Something has gone terribly awry in our systems of protection for children in this country.

  9. It absolutely does NOT “(beg) the question: Is there some greater motive in government agencies’ incessant attempts to take healthy children from loving parents?”
    and to then further suggest that’
    ” Agencies like CPS and DHHS naturally bend to the corrupting influence of federal dollars, leading toward more numerous and less necessary child confiscations” is ridiculous.

  10. Geoff, if you know so much about this maybe you should give us proof that this is not happening.

    I have seen way too much of Government getting into people’s private lives and forcing them to have to relinquish whatever it is the government is wanting from them because the people don’t have the funds to put up to fight Government.

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