A substitute day care worker at Carrboro Early School in Carrboro, North Carolina, is in hot water after allegedly breastfeeding a woman’s 3-month-old son against her wishes. The mother, Kaycee Oxendine, claims that the day care worker had offered to breastfeed her infant son in order to help him with his constipation.
“She said, ‘Oh, I have lots of breast milk,” Oxendine recalled. “I said, ‘Oh, that’s not pleasant. That’s kind of nasty. I don’t know you, and even if I did, no.’”
As soon as Oxendine left the room, however, the substitute allegedly proceeded to breastfeed the infant anyway. The mother said she was informed of the sub’s actions by another teacher who witnessed the breastfeeding taking place, and that she was later able to see for herself on the school’s surveillance video footage.
“It makes me sick to my stomach,” said Oxendine. “If I had any doubt in my mind, I never would have walked out of the room.”
Complicating the matter was the health of Oxendine’s son, who was born prematurely and suffers from a delicate immune system. After leaving the daycare, the child allegedly began vomiting and had to be rushed to the emergency room. Fortunately, the child is now healthy and at home – the vomiting, it turned out, had been caused by lactose intolerance.
Police are reportedly still investigating the case. No charges have yet been filed.
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