Mom Thrown Out of Court for Breastfeeding Infant Son

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Hot on the heels of Gisele Bundchen's breastfeeding photos, a Norwich, Conn., mother has come forward to share her tale of being thrown out of a courtroom there when she began to breastfeed her 3 month old son.

Danielle Gendron was in court to testify but was waved out by a marshal when her son, Maddox, needed to eat.

"I went to feed him and the marshal just, you know, she immediately just waved me out," Gendron says. "That's never happened to me so I wasn't sure she was speaking to me at first so I kind of looked around and she was like 'you get out.'"

Because of her removal from the courtroom, Gendron didn't get the chance to take the stand.

The state of Connecticut is one of 45 states and the District of Columbia which have laws protecting the rights of mothers to breastfeed in any public or private location. 

Sadly, Gendron's story is not an anomaly.

Earlier this year, Laura Trickle was nearly held in contempt of court for being unable to attend jury duty and care for her infant child at the same time. A judge gave her the order to feed her child by bottle or find a babysitter. Jessica Moser was told to give her baby formula so that the child could spend the night with her father.

Gendron, it seems, is just the latest in a line of mothers to be shamed for breastfeeding.

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