The Huffington Post Andy Campbell First Posted: 06/11/12 12:21 PM ET Updated: 06/11/12 02:16 PM ET
A California mom is accused of mixing booze with her 5-month-old daughter's baby formula and then feeding it to her.
Iesha Hill, 26, was arrested Saturday in Stockton after she realized her daughter had alcohol in her system and took her to the hospital, according to Fox 40.
Hill's mother, 44-year-old Tressie Piggee, says the whole thing was an accident. Baby formula had been made with a bottle of what appeared to be water on Friday night -- but the unlabeled bottle turned out to be Bacardi, she told News 10.
The next morning, the paper noticed the little girl's head wobbling.
"That's when Iesha opened the bottle to see if there was something wrong with the formula -- and smelled alcohol," Piggee said. "We feel bad for the baby because she's up there suffering right now because of our mistakes."
The baby was taken to the hospital for treatment. She was in stable condition but under close watch on Sunday.
"A 5-month-old baby ingesting any amount of alcohol, that's definitely a serious situation which has to be dealt with immediately," Stockton Police Officer Joe Silva told Fox 40.
Hill faces child abuse and endangerment charges, and the incident is still under investigation.