Mom Raising Baby in Jail Blames Prison Food for Child's Health Issues
It was a rare look at the mothering skills of American heiress Heather Mack, who is raising her baby behind bars in Bali. Exclusive video was obtained by the DailyMail.com.
In the video, she’s claiming the food she's eating is affecting the health of baby Stella.
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She said, “Stella's losing her hair, seriously.”
She was asked, “Why?”
“Maybe it's the food. Maybe it's the Coke. All the Indonesians think I’m crazy for drinking Coke,” Heather said.
The video shows Heather, who is on trial for killing her mother and stuffing the body in a suitcase, raising the baby in a cramped cell she shares with 10 other women.
Heather blames junk food for the jaundice and other ailments afflicting her daughter.
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“Mommy needs to eat more healthy. No more Coca-Cola,” Heather told Stella in the video.
Heather uses a hand fan to keep Stella comfortable in the stifling heat and humidity. She is allowed to see Stella several times a day so the little one can be breast-fed.
Heather and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, allegedly killed Chicago socialite Sheila von Wiese-Mack on the vacation in the South Pacific island paradise. Schaefer claims it was self-defense.
Heather learns her fate on Thursday. She faces up to 15 years if she's convicted.
Prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty against the couple. They are however asking they be sentenced to at least 15 years in prison.