Judge Barbara Walther, the judge presiding over the polygamist sect case, has managed to offend all Moms with her ruling to continue to separate the nursing mothers from their children:
But what Judge Walther fails to mention is that working mothers get to go home after work, and be with their children at night. Or does she mean that being a working mom is basically the equivalent of having your child removed by a child welfare agency? Hmm.
And as anyone who's nursed knows, breastfeeding is a crucial time for Moms to bond with their babies, not to mention the documented nutritional benefits. Even if the mothers are allowed to pump, who knows if those babies will take a bottle?
"The judge has a very difficult call to make," says pediatrician and momlogic contributor Dr. Cara Natterson. "She's weighing the potential risk of abuse and neglect risk against maternal bonding."
Brenda Goldstein, Leader of La Leche League of Los Angeles Westside, is less forgiving, "They will be missing out on the very necessary bonding and comfort. What the judge is doing is very dangerous. It's inhuman."
What do you think: Should a mothers right to nurse override the law?