A couple fed their toddler an extreme vegan diet of toast, oats, bananas and rice milk, which led to her becoming malnourished.
The mother and father, aged 32 and 34 respectively and who cannot be named for legal reasons, now face years in jail after admitting causing their daughter serious injury.
Their child is now in foster care after her diet became so restrictive.
The infant was discovered dangerously underweight at just 4.9kg.
A court in Sydney, Australia, heard she would generally have one cup of oats with rice milk and half a banana in the morning.
She would have a piece of toast with jam or peanut butter for lunch and oats again for dinner.
The court was told the toddler was also offered tofu, rice or potatoes for dinner but refused these as she was "a fussy eater".
But the diet, which the entire family followed for months earlier this year, resulted in severe deficiencies in nutrients across the board for the infant, such as a lack of calcium, phosphate, vitamin B12, vitamin A, iron and zinc.
Her levels of vitamin D – which can cause bone disease if found to be too low – were "undetectable".
And the youngster had fractures scattered throughout her tiny body and her bones were so brittle doctors believed they could have been broken by "normal handling".
One doctor described her as "floppy" and noted how the diminutive tot struggled to crawl or talk.
She developed rickets, a bone disease caused by malnourishment.
The authorities investigated and the couple, who have two other healthy kids, were brought to court.
The three children are now in care.
Their parents will be sentenced on January 16.
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