Disgraced naturopath jailed

Her advice resulted in an eight-month-old baby almost starving to death

A disgraced Sydney naturopath will spend at least seven months in jail for putting a breastfeeding mother on a liquid diet that nearly starved her eight-month-old baby to death.

woman behind bars

Last August, Marilyn Pauline Bodnar pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the mother in failing to provide for the baby boy in 2015.

The 61-year-old was sentenced in the NSW District Court on Thursday to 14 months in prison.

Judge Peter Berman handed down a non-parole period of seven months for the "well-intentioned but seriously misguided advice".

Ms Bodnar deeply regrets

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