A 23-year-old Brantford woman has been charged after allegedly mixing prescription drugs into her babyâ€™s formula, according to police.
Brantford police said the vice section and Childrenâ€™s Aid Society became involved after the child was brought to McMaster University Hospital in Hamilton due to vomiting, lethargy and diarrhea.
Medical tests revealed opiates were present in the infantâ€™s blood- sparking the police and CAS involvement.
Police said investigation revealed the mother had intentionally mixed a prescription drug into the babyâ€™s formula to cause it to become sick.
The mother was arrested Feb. 26 and charged with assault causing bodily harm and administering a noxious susbtance that endangers life or causes bodily harm.
The baby received medical treatment and was released from hospital into the care of CAS.
The accusedâ€™s name is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim, police said.
The mother appears today for a bail hearing.