Who could forget the viral story of the mom whose baby was breastfed by a daycare worker against her wishes. North Carolina mom Kaycee Oxendine was understandably outraged when, without her permission, a teacher she hardly knew nursed her constipated 3-month-old son.
As we reported previously, the teacher said to Oxendine, who worked as a pre-kindergarten teacher at the center, “That she had a (2-month-old) son and did I want her to put my child to her breast and breastfeed?”
After the mama declined twice, she saw surveillance video footage of the teacher going ahead and breastfeeding her baby. “As a mom, you’ve taken something from me, because I wasn’t able to defend my child. I wasn’t there,” Oxendine told WTVD.
But more than just battling feelings of betrayal and heartache, this mom soon became worried about her son’s health; the lactose-intolerant child reportedly began vomiting later that day and had to be taken to the hospital.
At the time, Oxendine was hoping that authorities would press charges against the daycare worker. But now, WTVD reports that the Carrboro Police Department has in fact decided not to do so.
In a news release the department said, “After investigating the circumstances of the incident, and after consultation with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the police department’s attorneys, it was determined that no criminal charges would be filed.”
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Oxendine has not yet commented.
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Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and a mom. Find her on Facebook where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of coffee.