A young woman has been charged after her four-month-old son was allegedly found in an emaciated condition.
The baby boy was found by officers responding to a reported domestic violence incident, NSW Police said.
Police were called to the home in the NSW-Victorian border town of Albury at around 11.45pm on March 4.
They found three children in the house in Lavington – the infant, a 17-month-old boy and a seven-year-old girl, reports Daily Mail.
They were so concerned for the well-being of the four-month-old they immediately called paramedics to the scene.
He was taken to Albury Base Hospital where he was admitted.
Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad launched an investigation.
On Tuesday, they arrested the 22-year-woman and took her to Albury Police Station.
She has been charged with failure to provide for a child causing danger of death and was granted conditional bail to appear in Albury Local Court on May 15.
Police allege the infant was suffering from neglect and was seriously malnourished as a result.
Care for all three children has been arranged by the Department of Family and Community Services.
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