BF Mom Facing Contempt of Court Charges
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|Wed, 10-23-2013 - 2:13pm|
I can't believe how this judge is overreacting towards this mom, she does her duty and shows up to explain why she can serve:
When Laura Trickle, a Missouri woman and breastfeeding mother, was summoned to serve last month, she explained to the court that she was nursing her son. According to the Kansas City Star, they would not exempt her, so, she went anyway -- avoiding contempt of court, a possible $500 fine or jail time -- and brought her now-7-month-old son with her.
Turns out she faces contempt of court charges anyway.
When Trickle arrived with the baby, the judge gave the new mom two options: find a babysitter or “use a private room to pump milk and store it, feeding it to their children later.” Trickle says neither plan would work because she was a stay-at-home mom with no child-care options, a working husband, and an infant who does not take a bottle.
Do you know if your state gives an expemption for breastfeeding moms? How would you handle this situation?