Mother threatened with arrest for breastfeeding in store
Mothers who breastfeed in public are often criticized for doing so. This Georgia woman is no exception -- and was actually threatened to be arrested.
Savvy Shukla was in a Piggly Wiggly with her sister and two children. While she was nursing, a Deputy came up to her and said it was not legal for her to do so in the store.
She took to Facebook to discuss the whole story:
Shukla told the Deputy that the law in Georgia stated she can breastfeed wherever she wanted. The officer then got flustered and told her she was wrong.
Shukla insisted that she was not, but then the Deputy threatened arrest. He supposedly told her, "You just think you know what the law says and if your nipple becomes exposed I really don't want to have to arrest you or you be arrested for being offensive."
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He allegedly continued, "This isn't like the first amendment where you can say something offensive."
Finally, she became so frustrated that she left. "I'm so upset about it and I understand why this type of harassment can cause moms to stop," she said.
Shukla's story has gone viral and others have commented, defending her and her actions.
Muscogee County Sheriff John T. Darr took to Facebook as well and confirmed that Shukla was right:
He assured that Shukla would receive an apology.