Sydney mum jailed for repeatedly poisoning baby to get attention

A young Sydney mother who was seeking attention when she repeatedly drugged her toddler with anticonvulsive medication has been jailed for at least three years.

The little boy was admitted to hospital on numerous occasions and endured many painful procedures after his mother secretly administered Tegretol, Judge David Arnott said on Friday.

The nowThe woman, who was arrested in June 2018, also admitted three other similar offences.18-month-old son so as to endanger his life and being reckless about causing him harm.

The infant boy, not the one pictured here, had to undergo serious procedures. Source: Getty

The woman, who was arrested in June 2018, also admitted three other similar offences.

Judge Arnott jailed her in the District Court to six years, with a non-parole period of three years.

He took into account her mental conditions including her "factitious disorder", previously known as Munchausen syndrome by proxy.

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