Tuesday, January 6, 2009

BWI: Breastfeeding while intoxicated?

Woman accused of drunken breastfeeding

A Durham mother is accused of taking her baby to a Middletown bar and later breast-feeding the infant while intoxicated.Police said Allanah Earley, 36, brought the baby to the Eagles Club on Stack Road Friday evening. They said while at the bar, Earley had seven drinks. They said she then wandered out into the cold with the baby, and eventually brought the child to a friend's house, where she had more drinks."As soon as you start nursing the child, you know everything that goes in you can be affecting the child, whether it's an aspirin or cup of coffee," Guilford resident Susan Welsh said.Police said Earley then breast-fed the 3-week-old infant while still intoxicated.
Police said friends at the bar called police because they were worried about Earley. When officers arrived, police said Earley was unable to stand upright and was near-combative with officers.Earley was charged with risk of injury to a minor and remains held on a $10,000 bond. Police said more arrests are possible in the investigation.