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An Ohio mother faces charges for breastfeeding her daughter while driving her other children to school. No, we're not kidding!

Genine Compton

Well, now we've heard everything!

A Dayton, Ohio, mother faces charges for breastfeeding her daughter while driving her other children to school, television station WHIO reported.

Genine Compton was pulled over by Kettering, Ohio police Thursday while taking her children to school.

Police said Compton could have injured her child and others because she was breastfeeding and talking on the cell phone while driving the vehicle.

Compton was issued citations for child endangerment and violating a child restraint law. Compton told the station, "If my child's hungry, I'm going to feed it."

Police said it is against the law in Ohio to drive with a child in your lap. Children under 4 or 40 pounds must be properly restrained in a child safety seat.

In this case, officers said Compton had the child in the lap with the baby's head up against the steering wheel. They said there was not only the risk of a crash but also deployment of the air bag.

Compton said she will take the advice of the officers into consideration, but she may breastfeed her baby while driving in the future if she feels that it is necessary.

What the hell?!

She could face up to 180 days in jail and fines for the child endangerment citation.

What do you think about this breastfeeding driver?

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24 comments so far | Post a comment now
Anonymous March 2, 2009, 4:24 PM

I was going to joke that she was probably on her cell too, but apparently she was. Now I know why there are so many car accidents.

pilar March 2, 2009, 5:24 PM

moron….if your baby was so hungry at that time of day maybe you should think about pumping a bottle for her/him to take with you next time. obviously there were other kids in the car and they could feed the baby. oh and hang up and drive!

Jill (the other one) March 2, 2009, 6:48 PM

If she was holding the phone with one hand and (presumably) the baby with the other, how the heck was she steering her car?

I’ve joked before about some people being too stupid to be parents but I think this woman is just about there.

Robin March 2, 2009, 7:33 PM

I can’t believe the stupidity of this woman. And I’ll bet that if there had been an accident, she’d be the first person looking for someone to blame and sue for the death of her baby. I agree with Pilar - pump a bottle, hang up your phone and concentrate on getting all your kids to school in one piece. And if she’s caught doing it again, please take away her driver’s license.

Daryl March 2, 2009, 8:03 PM

Couldn’t she have pulled over and fed her baby? Is it that important to be on time to school that she’d risk their safety getting there…some people shouldn’t have kids.

mercaties March 2, 2009, 10:27 PM

I’d have to say we are all pretty mutch in agreement with this one. WHAT A MORON! I deffinately think she should be charged with child endangerment she could have killed her baby had her air bag deployed for any reason. I think her liscense should be suspended too.

Caryn March 2, 2009, 10:31 PM

Although I too breastfed 4 children, I was amazed by this story. It should have come as no surprise that the child would be hungry, & simply required getting around early enough to feed the baby & still get the others to school. Otherwise, they may want to consider sending the children to school by bus, which may require getting up earlier, but certainly would be safer. Although breastfeeding definitely is a cheaper option & more healthy, it is not always convenient & requires sacrifice. Now her desire to feed the baby may be completely interupted for up to 180 days!

Bec Thomas March 2, 2009, 11:41 PM

This lady must be brain dead!

K&C's mom March 2, 2009, 11:45 PM

There was a case like this near where I live, the woman was speeding, breast feeding her baby, and talking on the cell phone, when she got pulled over she actually got an attitude with the cop, and got arrested. People like these should never have kids!!!!

Lisa Page March 3, 2009, 6:30 AM

They act like she was ticketed for breaastfeeding. She was ticketed for not having the baby in a car seat. She deserved it and I hope they fine her good for it.

cindy Stlouis mo. March 3, 2009, 9:10 AM

there are other foods you can give a child to hold them until you can brestfeed. give a bottle at one they can hold it themself.She needed to think of the other also the danger she put everyone in.She needs prayer not name calling and god forgives us for making bad judgement calls. Hope she learns from this.God bless her and protect her children

Eddie March 3, 2009, 10:46 AM

Well if she says that she would do it again then she didnt learn a lesson.She is just being a stupid hard head that needs to loose her children before she kills them in an accident.And possibly other drivers. And what is she in such a hurry that she cant pull over to feed her starving baby? Maybe the liquor store was going to close,or she had to meet her crack dealer,orpick up food stamps?lol

Eddie March 3, 2009, 10:49 AM

Maybe she was on her way to jerry springer show to find out WHO MY BABY DADDY!

anonymous March 3, 2009, 11:26 AM

As the woman appears to be black, I’m sure the NAACP will find a way to interfere in the due process of this case. It must be some white people’s fault that she is so stupid. Maybe the cop that stopped her is white, and they can claim that she was stopped due to his “prejudice”.

Anonymous March 3, 2009, 11:38 AM

Or Maury Povich for a DNA test. March 3, 2009, 12:16 PM

That’s insane! Can you imagine what would have happened if her airbag went off? It would have crushed her baby like a grape (sorry for the graphic visual).

vcvczxz March 3, 2009, 12:50 PM

and we wonder why the US in going under

shelhaus March 3, 2009, 3:17 PM

Seems the octo-mom has a family relative. How can you be considered a mom by putting your head of up your ^%$ and not thinking about your kids best interest. They both need their tubes tied and head examined.

Anonymous March 4, 2009, 5:06 PM

shes a lost cause

stacy May 22, 2009, 12:50 PM

Yes she is a moron, but the racist remarks are just as stupid. Black people have not cornered the market ön ignorance. Blame her addled brain not her skin color!

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