Six months ago, Anika says her newborn baby was taken away from her by Child Protective Services and placed into foster care.TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Life in crisis?
“I was staying at a shelter, and I couldn’t provide the baby enough formula, and my body wasn’t producing enough breast milk. So my baby lost weight,” the 31-year-old claims.
Her mother, Marilyn, who claims Anika has behavioral and mental health issues
, says she was told that Anika was sleeping all night and not waking to feed the baby and that she left the baby unattended and went out and had her nails done — which Anika denies. WATCH: 31-Year-Old Claims Mom Wants Her To Be Sick So She Can Control Her And Get All The Attention
Anika says she’s now ready to have her baby back in her care. Dr. Phil reviews the criteria she needs to meet, per the state, to regain custody of her child. Has she met the requirements?
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