Mom Wants Police To Jail Daycare Worker Who Breastfeeds Her Son Without Permission
A North Carolina mom is hoping the police will put a daycare worker in jail. Kaycee Oxendine is furious after watching in a surveillance video that showed her 3-month-old son was being breastfed without her permission.
Oxedine claims her son became sick because of what happened. The family rushed to the UNC Hospital because Oxedine's baby, who is lactose intolerant, was throwing up.
"Not only did you put your breast to my son, you also made my son sick because he's lactose intolerant," Oxedine said addressing the culprit, according to ABC 11. "So you've put something in his body that his body can't digest."
The incident happened on Friday, Feb. 3, at the Carrboro Early School where Oxedine also worked as a teacher. She was advised that her baby was constipated and one substitute working at the nursery asked if breastfeeding her baby would help. Oxedine said she refused the suggestion two times.
When the mom stepped out of the nursery, however, the substitute, who also has a baby boy, picked up Oxedine's baby to breastfeed him. Another staff saw what happened and reported the incident to daycare director Daron Council.
The substitute was fired that same day. Council also reported the incident to the Department of Health and Human Services of North Carolina, according to WNCN. The director also told other parents, especially those with kids in the nursery, about what happened.
The substitute is believed to be a licensed childcare worker and also served at the Orange Chatham Early Schools. Both facilities with superior ratings have no prior incidents involving erring employees.
Oxedine is grateful for how Council handled the situation in the facility but she wants the substitute liable criminally. "I do hope that there's justice for my son," she said.
Police could treat the case as misdemeanor child abuse. The substitute, who remains unidentified, has not been charged as of press time.
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