Former Lactation Consultant speaks out for Murfreesboro mother accused of child neglect

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A woman in Michigan is getting involved with a local case dealing with accusations of child neglect. This past May the mother of a 3-month old baby was arrested after the Department of Children Services contacted police. The three month old son of 22-year old Rachel Henley only weighed as much as an average 2-week old. As a result, Henley was charged with aggravated child neglect.

Mary Tracy from Michigan is a former board certified international lactation consultant and retired paralegal who learned about the charges against Henley in an online news story. She later spoke to Henley's lawyer and further researched the case.


Tracy has set up a special website for Henley entitled ""

Meanwhile, Henley is facing an indictment at this time. As of Tuesday, the mother is behind bars and has not been able to post bond, which adds up to $105,000. Her charges currently include "Aggravated Child Abuse / Neglect, Failure to Appear and Reckless Endangerment."



Mary Tracy from Michigan
MPD Arrest Report #14-7429
The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office

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