Yes, an obese child should be taken from the mother, or family, and be treated in a specialized facility or with a foster family that understands how to deal with this issue.
I STRONGLY disliked the issue when it happened a while back and the child was found to have genetic reasons for her obesity. Trust me, genes or not, the child could lose weight. The question is what the family was willing to do.
Look, once again, most obese children are in a home with one or more obese parents. It is VERY rare that you find two parents of appropriate weight with an extremely obese child.
It just very, very rarely happens.
If you have one obese parent, your risk as a child is 50% that you will be obese. Two obese parents and that risk jumps to 80%.
Let’s take the parents and put them in foster care or in a facility to see if they CAN lose weight (which they will) and then educate them to help their child.
The problem is, a large majority of these very obese people are addicts. I’m not the one calling them that. The medical community now calls them that and like any addiction, it requires a plan and then they need to “work the plan.”