Prosecutor Bids to Stop Woman From Breast-Feeding 8-Year-Old Son

  1. She's back in the news, folks. That's right! She still hasn't put those boobies away. Read on...

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,60968,00.html

    Wednesday, August 21, 2002


    URBANA, Ill.-Prosecutors were again trying to force a woman to stop breast-feeding her 8-year-old son, a practice that once temporarily landed the boy in foster care.


    During a brief hearing Tuesday, Judge Ann Einhorn warned Lynn Stuckey, 34, against continuing the practice and set future court dates to consider the prosecutor's petition claiming neglect.

    Stuckey lets her son nurse once every 10 days or so, a practice she calls natural, child-led weaning, though she's unsure whether she still produces milk.

    The state took custody of the boy in July 2000 after a baby sitter called a child-abuse hot line, and he remained in foster care for several months. Einhorn had approved his homecoming, saying Stuckey was no longer nursing.

    The single mother appeared on ABC-TV's Good Morning America last month to discuss her situation, the first time she was identified publicly. The program included a tape of the boy while suckling.

    "I think people need to see me and my child and realize that this is a perfectly normal practice," Stuckey said on the program. "We are your standard middle-class American family, and we're not doing anything wrong."

    About a week later, prosecutor John Piland filed the petition, which alleges that Stuckey has neglected her son by placing him at risk of emotional harm; failed to correct the conditions that triggered the foster care two years ago; and exposed him to ridicule by showing the tape.

    The petition does not bring criminal charges, instead asking the judge to intervene under the state's juvenile laws. The judge could terminate parental rights, but Piland would not say whether he'll seek that.

    "The court has broad powers to do lots of things," he said.

    A new hearing was set for Sept. 10.

    The boy's father lived in Oregon during the last court test and has had little role in raising him.
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  2. 42 Comments

  3. by   JUSTYSMOM
    Even my 3 year old son knows that mommy's boobies are not to be touched and are her privates! He gets slapped if he even tries to pinch them because he thinks it's funney.

    I am sorry- But I am one of those people who think that breastfeeding should end when the child is over the age of one.

    I agree-it IS child abuse to allow & encourage an eight year old
    to suckle his mother's breasts.

    The thought alone gives me the hee bee gee bees!

    Thanks,
    Julie
  4. by   Ortho_RN
    All I can say is GOOD!!! The child is capable of holding a cup
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    8 years old. astounding to me that ANY sane person would want to nurse a child for 8 years. i think it is wrong and detrimental to the child. but then we hashed this all out before here a couple months back. and it got UGLY.
  6. by   Nurse Ratched
    Oh no, you don't - I'm not touching this one with a ten foot pole lol. (Poor Brian's follicles are probably jumping off his head like so many lemmings at the mere THOUGHT of this restarting! )
  7. by   Rustyhammer
    I'm not going there either.
    -Russell
  8. by   live4today
    Originally posted by Nurse Ratched
    Oh no, you don't - I'm not touching this one with a ten foot pole lol. (Poor Brian's follicles are probably jumping off his head like so many lemmings at the mere THOUGHT of this restarting! )
    AMEN Nurse Ratched!
  9. by   Gator,SN
    prosecutor John Piland filed the petition, which alleges that Stuckey has neglected her son by placing him at risk of emotional harm; failed to correct the conditions that triggered the foster care two years ago; and exposed him to ridicule by showing the tape.
    Well this is what everyone here was saying in the first place.


    I will not say another word............
  10. by   prn nurse
    Was this the one where the judge ruled this week, that she was to be stoned to death for adultery and perversions, and it was to take place when the child was weaned?
  11. by   BadBird
    Well I will say, I think that mother is SICK!!! Her allowing her son to nurse is not for the son but for her sicko behavior. I would not have a problem putting that sicko in jail.
  12. by   OBNURSEHEATHER



    Heather
  13. by   Sparklefly
    I didn't bring it up over here to start anything. I just thought that after the entire uproar about it that you guys would like an update.

    I'm also thinking that prn nurse didn't read the article . :chuckle

    ~S
  14. by   DIPLOMATICRN4HIRE
    Does anyone besides me think this woman needs a boyfriend or what... What does this childs teeth look like , how bucked are they? This woman need to have her head examined and the child needs to be removed from this situation all together , what sick mother would do such a thing?
    Zoe

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