In response to the article ("Mother charged after probe of malnourished triplets," The Daily News, Feb. 14): When the eight weeks premature infants were brought to the hospital in October 2017, it is unclear how old they were then. Even full-term triplets might be overwhelming for a new or not new mom, possibly precipitating some depression. But with prematurity-related problems of feeding, I would like to know if any discharge planning was done before mom and babies went home.
Were there relatives to help? Would the father be involved? Were there adequate monetary resources to help with formula, food, diapers? (There are many special offers that help multiple birth parents.) Was there a church group with any experienced or willing members to help with the continual feeds three mouths demand?
Child Protective Services is known to be overzealous in so many wrong ways, and not zealous enough when it matters. This person needs a good lawyer. If she wants to keep her infants, I hope there is legal recourse to see that happen with so many factors working against her.
Without adequate child care available, it would be unrealistic to think she could pull it all together without help. This "arrest" seems overkill without these concerns being addressed.