This woman, 26 years old from North Dakota, faces 5 years in jail for drunken breastfeeding. Well, to be fair, not just drunken breastfeeding, but for child neglect.
The police officers went there, she was holding her 6 months old baby on the leg, upside down, while answering the door. Then she started shaking the baby in front of the police officers. The police asked her to stop doing that, and she then decided to breastfeed the baby in front of the policemen!
This woman is only 26 years old, that is only 8 years being ‘adult’. According to this video below (from Opposing Views), she has broke the law 27 times in that 8 years, including theft, forgery, contempt of court, and now child abuse.
Of course, the debate here in the site is that, whether it is right to prison her for drunken breastfeeding. If you have any opinion, you can comment over there (or here also can lah!).
For me, I think they have made a sensational topic out of this. The title focuses too much on breastfeeding. I think the police officers did not arrest her for drunken breastfeeding, but breastfeeding probably has provoked them further. It is the child abuse/neglect that they charged her on, I think.
Well, if they really jail people for drunken breastfeeding, I think most of us Chinese ladies, who undergone traditional Chinese confinement, would need to be jailed too. LOL! I still remember my first confinement. It was under a CL, and she gave me a bowl of herbal soup, topped with some liquor. I was drunk, and so did Ian. I really cannot drink, and had rashes. From then on, I told her to cook and let the alcohol evaporate before serving.
So, I think I would need to be jailed for that. And all the CLs in this country will need to be jailed too, coz they helped the ‘criminal’. LOL! And all Chinese mothers would need to be jailed too…
Seriously, 5 years is probably too long…