Drinking Alcohol While Breastfeeding: Crossing The Line?
I have to think one of the more annoying things about being a mother would be when someone else gives you unsolicited advice.
“You really should do this." “You’re not doing this or that right." "Blah, blah, blah."
I don’t know how I feel about this one, though.
There’s a story about an Arkansas woman who was breastfeeding her child at a pizzeria. No one had a problem with the public breastfeeding. However, a waitress did take issue with the fact the mother was downing “drink after drink” of alcoholic beverages.
The waitress called the police. The mother was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.
Here’s the kicker, the waitress was fired a few days later for taking the situation into her own hands.
I side with the waitress on this one: I would never tell someone else how to raise their child.
But did she cross the line by drinking while breastfeeding? Would you have said something?