Mom Pleads "Not Guilty" To Drunk Breast-Feeding

A North Dakota mother has pleaded not guilty to child neglect after prosecutors alleged she was drunk while breast-feeding her six week old baby.

Prosecutor Carmell Mattison says alcohol was not the only factor in the felony charge against 27-year-old Stacey Anvarinia, who appeared in court Monday. She is free on bond.

Mattison says the mother "wasn't in a position to care for the child properly."

Anvarinia was arrested Feb. 13 after police answered a domestic disturbance call at her Grand Forks home. The prosecutor said officers witnessed Anvarinia breast-feeding the baby and asked her to stop because she was intoxicated.

Her attorney David Ogren says no blood test was taken and the charge could be difficult to prove.


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  • by William Location: ENC on Apr 30, 2009 at 08:12 AM
    I think this story is being MILKED for all it's worth.
  • by Kimo Location: Belhaven on Apr 30, 2009 at 06:44 AM
    No blood work?? More good police work!!!
  • by Just a girl Location: wmst on Apr 30, 2009 at 04:44 AM
    If the police could tell she was drunk then it would be in her blood, wow some people are dumber than I thought.
  • by Bud Location: Washington on Apr 29, 2009 at 11:02 AM
    Wow is there really a law against drunken breast-feeding? You'd think people would just know better than to do that, but I guess there really does need to be a law if people are ignoring common sense like this lady. Gee wiz.
  • by me Location: nc on Apr 29, 2009 at 09:51 AM
    WHATEVER THE MOTHER CONSUMES,,,,THE BABY CONSUMES AS WELL....give me a break. alcohol doesn't show up in your blood instantly.People are dumber than i thought...
  • by mom Location: nc on Apr 29, 2009 at 09:49 AM
    I don't care what kind of position she may be in. She got pregnant had a baby and now she wants sympathy.I'm SOOOOO sorry. How stupid does she think we are? Anyway she'll get away with it, they always do.
  • by Just a girl Location: wmst on Apr 29, 2009 at 08:33 AM
    They should have called child protective services in and got blood work, obviously the child is in an unstable home to start with.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Apr 29, 2009 at 07:09 AM
    This I will guarantee will not stand up in court for long. The charges will go away quickly. They have nothing to prove.
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