Influencer slammed over baby's first meal: 'Eating disorder'

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Mexican-American influencer Yovana Mendoza Ayres has come under fire after she gave her baby an unusual meal of egg yolk and raw liver.

Ms Ayres, 32, took to Instagram stories to post a photo of the unconventional snack to her more than 1.1 million followers.

According to the post, it was the bub's first solid meal. The influencer captioned the food snap: "Her very first food!! Egg yolk and grated raw liver".

However many followers were critical of the woman's actions due to the vulnerability infants have to certain bacteria early in their life.

Not everyone was impressed with the influencer's choice for her baby's first solid foods. Source: Australscope
Not everyone was impressed with the influencer's choice for her baby's first solid foods. Source: Australscope

"It wasn't enough for this girl Yovana to put her own health at risk with a raw vegan diet, now she and her daughter's dad are putting their baby's health at risk by giving her raw food," one person wrote.

"It's sad how Yovana's baby will suffer because of the eating disorders her mum has," another scolded.

This is not the first time Yovana has courted controversy.

The influencer uses her social media presence to hail the benefits of a raw vegan diet, but she was slammed in 2019 when she was filmed tucking into a plate of fish.

She responded to the criticism by saying she had to change her diet - the one she was promoting - because it was making her unwell.

She continues to promote recipes online, but they are no longer exclusively vegan.

Babies and young children are especially vulnerable to bacteria that can cause food poisoning, which can be found in raw meats and eggs.

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