Omaha woman sentenced for not feeding baby

Shanta Wood

Shanta Wood has been sentenced to three years of probation after her 2-month-old son almost died of malnutrition.

The 23-year-old Wood pleaded no contest to child abuse in the case last fall. Wood was charged in January 2011 after a doctor called police with concerns about her son's weight and health. At that point, her 2-month-old son weighed just 4 pounds, 7 ounces after being born in October 2010 weighing 6 pounds, 2 ounces. The boy was taken into foster care where he did gain weight. Court documents say Wood told investigators she had been feeding him but he threw up often.