Mother charged with neglect after baby allegedly found almost starved to death in NSW

A woman has been charged with failing to provide for her baby, after the infant was allegedly found in an emaciated condition at a home in NSW earlier this year.

Police found the baby after being called to a domestic incident at a home in Lavington, Albury about 11.45pm Saturday 4 March.

“When police arrived they found three children in the house including a four-month-old boy; officers were so concerned for the well-being of the baby they immediately called NSW Ambulance paramedics to the scene,” Police said in a statement.


The baby was rushed to Albury Base Hospital.

Police allege the infant was seriously malnourished and suffering from neglect.

The baby’s 22-year-old mother has since been charged with fail to provide for child/cause danger of death.

She was granted conditional bail to appear in Albury Local Court on Monday 15 May.

Police said that care for the baby boy, a 17-month-old boy and a seven-year-old girl has been arranged by the Department of Family and Community Services.