Kaycee Oxendine from North Carolina is looking to take legal action against a day care center employee who allegedly breastfed her child without permission. According to her statement, the employee asked on Friday, February 3rd, if she could breastfeed the child. However, Kaycee says she refused to give her permission. Then, the day care employee asked her again, but she refused for the second time.
The mother told ABC 11 reporters the daycare employee said she also has a son and she could breastfeed hers, as well. However, Kaycee told her the suggestion does not sit well with her and should not proceed to feed her baby.
Kaycee Oxendine is a pre-kindergarten teacher at the Carrboro Early School. She says the incident happened only moments after she let her son in the employee’s care. Unbeknownst to the day care employee, the incident was captured on the nursery’s security camera. Because local authorities have launched an investigation into the matter, the name of Oxendine’s baby as well as the employee’s have not been released to the media.
The mother told investigators that her son was born prematurely and suffers from lactose intolerance, which prevents him from digesting any milk products. According to Oxendine’s statement, her son began throwing up on Friday evening, after she picked him up from daycare. Because the employee acted without her permission and put her son’s well-being at risk, the mother declared she was going to press charges.
The nursery center’s director, Daron Council, told reporters that another day care employee reported the incident. Because the woman failed to comply with the mother’s demands, Daron Council said her contract with the day care center was immediately terminated. Furthermore, he also reported the incident to Human Services and North Carolina Department of Health. Parents who were involved with the employee in question have also been informed about the latest developments.
In light of these events, Kaycee Oxendine says she is not mad at the director, as he did everything he could to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future. Nevertheless, she is still pursuing legal action against the employee who is now investigated under misdemeanor charges.
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