Viewers fired up over breastfeeding teacher
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CREATED Sep. 17, 2012 - UPDATED: Sep. 17, 2012
The story of a breastfeeding professor at American University has many of you sounding off.
Adrienne Pine started her fourth year teaching at American University this fall. On the first day of class her baby woke up with a slight fever, and having no other emergency child care option, she brought the baby to class.
Shortly after the class started, the baby starting fussing. So Pine began to breastfeed the baby. Several students complained. Pine says this is a much larger issue about working mothers having to make touch choices.
Many of you have strong feelings about this story. Almost 70 people responded on our Fox 4 facebook page.
Charity VanderVeer Sleight writing: "Dear Society, Grow up! Sincerely, Annoyed."
Kaelynn Maschger Orland writing: "Breastfeeding issue aside she shouldn't have brought a sick fussing baby to class."
Donna Lanham writing: "Modern day breastfeeders are not exhibitionists! I breastfed all my children because it was MY CHOICE to do so."
Jon Lemke writing in: "You have got to be kidding...unbelievable. Fire her."
Julie from Naples calling in on our Viewer's Voice line: "As a breastfeeding mom myself of 5 kids, I applaud this professor and bringing this breastfeeding child care dilemna to the forefront. It needs to be brought out."
Rhonda Cassano writing in: "I think she should have called off work with her sick child like the rest of us parents have to. A sick child doesn't belong anywhere but home in bed especially with a fever."
Colleen Hogan, reporter