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A mother is pressing charges against a daycare worker who was caught on surveillance video breastfeeding her child without her permission.

Kaycee Oxendine from North Carolina claims she has security footage that shows one of the daycare workers adjusting her top and bringing her 3-month-old son to her chest to breastfeed him.

Ms Oxendine said her son’s teacher told her he was constipated. When another woman working in the nursery that day asked Ms Oxendine if she could breastfeed the boy to see whether it would help, Ms Oxendine told her no, twice.

“She said that she had a son and did I want her to put my child to her breast and breastfeed?” Ms Oxendine recalled. “And I said no, that’s nasty. We don’t do things like that.”

Ms Oxendine claims moments after she left the room, video shows the daycare worker picking up her baby and breastfeeding him for several seconds. The woman stopped when another worker who was in the room at the time, stood up to leave.

“As a mom, you’ve taken something from me, because I wasn’t able to defend my child,” Ms Oxendine said. “I wasn’t there.”

The daycare director, Daron Council, told ABC11 that an employee reported what happened and that the worker who did the breastfeeding is no longer there. He said she had been working in childcare for more than a decade.

Ms Oxendine said the woman was fired on Friday, but she wants her to face criminal charges.

Later Friday evening, Ms Oxendine rushed her baby to Hospital because she said he became ill and was throwing up.

Her son was born prematurely, is lactose intolerant and can’t have any milk products.

“To me, a criminal act was committed against him,” she said. “Not only did you put your breast to my son, you also made my son sick because he’s lactose intolerant. So you’ve put something in his body that his body can’t digest.”

Mr Council said nothing like this had ever happened in one of the facilities. He said as soon as he found out what happened Friday, he reported it to DHHS and informed parents of the children who were under the woman’s care that day.

“He’s done everything in his power that he can do so I’m not angry at the director,” Oxendine said. “I’m not angry at the childcare center. I’m very angry at the employee. I do hope that there’s justice for my son.”

Carrboro police said they were investigating the incident as misdemeanor child abuse. So far, no charges have been filed.

What a horrible situation to be put in. How would you react?

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  • wow i would be mad! you can’t just do that when the mother had stated several times that her answer was no

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  • That’s really unacceptable
    Poor baby ????????

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  • This is seriously wrong. We worry about body fluids and extreme care is taken with gloves, etc if someone has a cut or open wound, etc. Breast Milk is a bodily fluid that can contain bad things as well as the good. If this woman had something that was contagious through the breast milk such as HIV, Hepatitis, etc …this child could be facing major health issues. There is no way that any woman should feed someone elses child unless it was extreme circumstances.

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  • This completely unacceptable and trust was broken and trust is essential when someone else is caring for a child. The child becoming ill is alarming as a child care worker should know about allergies/intolerances and professional standards of care.


    • It would be interesting to know how this person was trained as it unprofessional and hard to imagine that it would be standard practise for any child are worker?

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  • If that was my daughter id be doing the same thing as this mum. Noone has the right to breastfeed (or feed without permission) a child without permission of the parents.

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  • That’s assault. She should be charged.

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  • Obviously if a baby is lactose intolerant maybe the Mother also doesn’t consume anything containing lactose. The Mum may also be lactose intolerant. I’m not sure if it’s genetic but I know 2 siblings who are both lactose intolerant.

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  • I get that some people are comfortable having others feed their Bub, she specifically said no. I’m glad that action has been taken. Not ok

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  • I would feel so angry and violated if i was in this poor mums situation. What a horrible act for a human being to do.
    I kind of understand how the woman thought she was helping but the parent clearly said NO.

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  • I think this mother has shown great restraint in not physically attacking the monster who did this. Am I the only one who thinks she should be charged with sexual abuse of a minor ?? Hello If she were a man the charges would already be filed!!

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