A prosecutor in North Dakota has filed child-neglect charges against a 27-year-old woman for allegedly breast-feeding her baby while intoxicated, the Associated Press reported April 28.
Police responding to a domestic-disturbance call in February reportedly observed Stacey Anvarinia of Grand Forks breast-feeding her six-month-old child and asked her to stop because she was drunk. No blood-alcohol test was taken at the time, however.
Prosecutor Carmell Mattison said the breast-feeding incident and other factors led the state to file felony child-neglect charges against Anvarinia, who, Mattison said, “wasn’t in a position to care for the child properly.”
Anvarinia pled not guilty to the charges this week.