(SEATTLE) — A Washington State woman was pulled over and given a ticket after she admitted to breastfeeding while driving, a precarious practice for which she’d been busted before.
ABC News affiliate KOMO-TV reports a driver called 911 to report seeing a woman driving with a baby on her lap, and a short time later, state trooper Rocky Oliphant stopped the multitasking mom.
It was only then he noted the unidentified 44-year-old was actually breastfeeding her 1-year-old boy.
The woman admitted she’d been stopped for doing so another time before; she told the officer her baby was crying “uncontrollably,” and feeding him while driving was the only solution the mom felt would help.
Calling her decision “inappropriate,” Oliphant told KOMO, “Her job is to keep the child safe, rather than making sure he’s happy while she’s driving down the road.”
The officer cited her for driving with an unrestrained child.
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