Quote from stevielynn
Well, she was either breastfeeding and very very drunk herself or the baby got a baby bottle with alcohol. Not unheard of - I've told the story before of being at a neighborhood potluck and suddenly seeing a 2 year old girl walking around with a bottle of Michelob about 1/4 full. She was taking occasional sips - her parents, when confronted, said they often did this because it put her to sleep easily. They didn't see the problem with a little bit of alcohol. They were asked to leave the party.
As an ob nurse it freaking amazes me that people are shocked, SHOCKED, that babies don't sleep through the night and that babies cry and that it is hard to be a parent and that your life changes when you have a baby. . . .
Lots of ugly cases here lately - one nearby where the BOYFRIEND (duh) of a woman killed her 13 month old by blunt force trauma - either throwing the child into a wall or pummeling the child.
Or this case . . . unfortunately puts an end to the urban legend about microwaves.
Mom in microwave baby case has record - Yahoo! News
Stevie...hey, I think you probably read over it...the baby was only TWO MONTHS old...that is why I couldn't understand how the baby got the alcohol, b/c it's physically impossible for a two month old to get it by itself.
That is why I couldn't undersand why the mother isn't in jail..she was with the boyfriend, and has a crappy explaination.
The only way that could have possibly be done is on purpose.
That poor child, I hope it finds another home.
These cases like this make me sick. When it comes to extreme cases of abuse...I DO NOT believe in giving a mother a second chance with the baby. Healthy babies, regardless of color, are easy to put up for adoption and they do find homes almost immediately. The states need to have BROAD authority and the process needs to be sped up considerably, to get these children out of harmful situations and into the arms of a loving family.
Also...ever noticed in alot of these cases it's always some shacked up boyfriend that does the abuse and not the biological father?