Mom arrested for breastfeeding and drinking at restaurant, waitress fired for stepping in

CONWAY, AR – An Arkansas woman who was charged with endangering the
welfare of her child for breastfeeding after drinking alcohol in a restaurant. The charge was dropped last week, but the issue of breastfeeding and drinking – still a very real one.
Tasha Adams, 28, is a stay at home mother of three. With her baby in tow, she and her parents stopped for dinner in the nearby town of Conway . An off-duty waitress showed up early for an after hours staff meeting. Jackie Connors says, “There were two or three, um, drinks in front of her already, when I got there.”
Jackie, who has an infant daughter of her own consulted her own mom. Who told her to call police. Just after 11am police arrived at the restaurant.
“And they said, ma’am, um, we’ve got a report that you were drinking alcohol while breastfeeding. And I said, okay. I didn’t know that was illegal.” said mother Tasha Adams.
It isn’t illegal. The officers made a judgment call and arrested her for endangering the welfare of a child.
The district attorney recently dropped Tasha’s child endangerment charge. The waitress, Jackie Connors, was fired the week after calling the cops on Tasha.
“If I was ever in that situation again I would still do the same thing because that baby can’t speak up for itself.” said Jackie Connors.
“I’ll say it ’til the day I die. I’m, I was sober enough to breastfeed my
kid.” said Tasha Adams.

Read more: ABC News

3 comments

  • Amanda

    This is stupid. Who cares? Get on with your lives because I'm sure that kid is fine. Not even a kid would care about something so dumb as this.

  • tanya

    how much alcohol gets in to the breast milk? i am assuming that it's not much after just 2 beers. is that any worse then the home remedy of putting whiskey on a teething baby's gums? what about the parents that let their kids run wild in a restaurant? they could slip and fall or run in to a server carrying a hot pot of coffee, is that not endangerment too?

  • carol

    Beer is good for breastmilk production. I was advised by a friend whose family is from Egypt to drink a glass of beer because i didn't have enough milk. That's what they do there, they said. It worked! We Chinese also drink a certain sherry-type alcohol every day for at least a month after giving birth to help with blood circulation and iron content.

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