Loni Jane Anthony, an outspoken Australian blogger, has been under fire for months for sticking to an extreme diet throughout her pregnancy. While pregnant, she stuck to eating mostly raw fruit with occasional raw veggies. Many called her regimen outright irresponsible. But since giving birth to a 8.7-pound, healthy baby boy named Rowdy back on March 2, she's come out swinging against her critics, writing that she's "living proof you don't have to become a whale while you're pregnant." Ouch.
While Anthony's particular brand of meat-free eating is not necessarily recommended or for everyone, it does bear noting that her child is "feeding like a machine," "sleeping," and "happy," according to the new mom. And as she continues to follow her strict low-fat, plant-based diet, she says she has "plenty of breast milk." All of this is most definitely a testament to plant-based diets being perfectly acceptable for pregnant or breastfeeding women and their little ones.