A Russian mother, 30-year-old Ekaterina Karimova, has been thrown in the psych ward to await trail as she tries to get her 8-month-old son back from the state.
The child was taken away from her after the woman posted a video and several pictures on Facebook of her baby chewing on a small dildo.
Karimova was told by doctors that giving the baby a silicone object, like a toy, to chew on, would help ease the baby’s pain.
“They should take the baby away from her, and send her to a psychiatric asylum for the rest of her life,” another added.
In one version of the original video, The Mirror reports that the sex toy looked to be covered in a condom.
According to reports, Karimova is now being investigated by Russian authorities over the video.
After the backlash erupted online, Karimova amped up her defense, claiming she was just trying to soothe her baby’s inflamed gums.
“I was told to put special silicone things in his mouth. I had a dildo at home, a small one, not a large one,” she said.
Authorities say the baby has since been taken out of Karimova’s care and placed in an orphanage for the time being.
Karimova must now go to court in hopes of winning back custody of her baby boy.
According to The Mirror, shortly after the photos were released online, Karimova was taken to a psychiatric hospital, where she was reportedly diagnosed with a personality disorder.
On another social media account, Karimova reportedly expressed concern over her bond with her baby.
“I gave birth on 8th January,” she wrote earlier this year. “They took the baby out of me and it does not look like me. It happened by accident. I got knocked up.”
The new mom, who has reportedly been posting about sex toys and contraception for some time, told her followers on social media that she did not have strong feelings of love toward her newborn son.
However, Karimova, who has been questioned by the media, is pleading not guilty in court.
She maintains that all she did was give him a silicone object to chew on.