Nurses and doctors were dumbfounded when they walked in on a mom biting her newborn son in a “cannibalistic act.” They could not believe the lows this woman had fallen to in a matter of days since the child’s birth. Just moments before, she had appeared sane and friendly. She had been coherent. Now she was caught in the act of trying to eat her own son’s hand. And it wasn’t just a nibble either. This mother was biting down as hard as she could. The medical staff had to yank her out of the room…
Just days after her son’s birth, the 24-year-old mother was found biting into her infant’s arm. The nurse who discovered the horrible reality tried to pry the mother’s teeth off the child but mom resisted. That’s when a team of doctors entered and forcibly removed mom’s incisors from the baby’s arm. And the child was severely injured and was crying. The infant had no idea why he was hurting and would never understand why his own mother was doing it to him.
After doctors were able to forcibly stop the young mother from eating her newborn son, they sedated her and took the baby away to safety. The baby was rushed into emergency care where they took photos of the damage done on the child’s left hand. Bite marks covered the child’s palm and the back of his hand was torn to shreds from mom’s teeth.
Allegedly, the mother was found pregnant on the street and taken in to the hospital. Just days after she finally gave birth, the new mother decided to have her infant son for a meal. She had clearly lost her mind and was probably suffering form postpartum depression.
She bit the baby hard enough to make his hand and arm bleed. He was in pain from his mother’s bite.
“It was really shocking, the arm was badly damaged and suffered not only heavy bruising but bleeding as a result of the bite,” said a hospital spokesperson, according to The Daily Mirror. “Fortunately, doctors managed to insert something to stop her closing her teeth and then levered her jaws apart. After that they gave her a sedative and took the baby to a secure location.”
The mother is suspected of having mental health problems. And the hospital is still investigating the incident and seeing what they can do to keep the baby safe and help the mother get better. Postpartum depression is a very serious problem. While we don’t know if mom was suffering from this or something else, it is worth addressing. Symptoms from postpartum depression vary widely. There have been instances where otherwise sane mothers act psychotically because they’re suffering from postpartum depression. Some mothers have even killed their children in the throws of the illness.
What do you think about these photos? Should mom be punished or treated in a mental hospital?