According to one judge, he thinks it is illegal and inappropriate to breastfeed in court, so he kicked a mom (who was there for a boating violation) out of his courtroom. Natalie Hegedus took to the popular community of BabyCenter to share the experience, which has been picked up by the Huffington Post
and other news outlets. Hegedus says her 5 month old was hungry, so she discreetly started to breastfeed him - in the back of the courtroom.
She reports that when the judge called her name (as luck would have it, right when she started to nurse), she replied with a "Just a minute.", probably to unlatch her son and fix her top, the judge asked her if she thought it was appropriate to feed her son in his court.
Her response?"Considering the fact that my son is hungry, and he's sick, and the fact that it's not illegal, I don't find it inappropriate ... And the judge said something to the effect of 'It's my court, it's my decision and I do find it inappropriate."
No mother should be called out and humiliated for feeding her child, whether it's breast or bottle it shouldn't matter. All she wanted to do was feed her child, and she did so discreetly to not draw attention to herself.Do you think the judge was out of line?