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11/27/07 at 5:07pm
That is terrible. I hope she is able to get a court order to allow pumping. I can just imagine the jail not allowing a diabetic to inject insulin, for instance, and just "dealing with the symptoms." that arise. Seesh. It's a medical issue and if she isn't allowed to pump she may lose her milk supply, not to mention the issue that the baby isn't getting fed (from the sounds of the article).
Ok, I understand this one...but as a person who frequents jails (I am an attorney who does some court appointed criminal cases)....
There is no way in hades I would ever feed my child while in the jail (nor would I want my child in that nasty place with me), but there is no way I would ever want to feed my child anything that was in there as well.
Those women are all lumped together in a dorm style room (basically you have a large room with lots of beds), sharing a common toilet and shower area, and most of the people in the jail could careless about keeping things clean. I think any of the antibacterial properties of the BM would be shot killing anything that might contaminate the milk from the dirtyness of the place.
I hate the smell of the place everytime I go in there, and the women's area in our jail is worse than the men's areas.