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Professor Sparks Debate After Breast-Feeding Sick Baby in Class
mysanantonio.com ^ | 11 September 2012 | via WaPo

Posted on 09/11/2012 9:32:27 PM PDT by smokingfrog

WASHINGTON — One day late last month at American University, Adrienne Pine was in a jam.

The assistant anthropology professor was scheduled to begin her course “Sex, Gender & Culture.” But her baby daughter woke up with a fever, and the single mother worried that she had no good child-care options.

So Pine brought her sick baby to class.

The baby, in a blue onesie, crawled on the floor when she wasn't strapped onto Pine's back.

The mother extracted a paper clip from the girl's mouth at one point and shooed her away from an electrical outlet.

When the baby grew restless during the 75-minute afternoon session with 40 students, according to the professor's account, Pine breast-fed her while continuing to lecture and review the syllabus.

(Excerpt) Read more at mysanantonio.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
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Adrienne Pine

Adrienne Pine is a militant medical anthropologist who has worked in Honduras, Mexico, Korea, the United States, and Egypt.

1 posted on 09/11/2012 9:32:32 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Brown, Berkley, Berkley, Berkley...yep, I think I see the trend there. Obviously a front-line soldier in the war agains womyn...


2 posted on 09/11/2012 9:36:06 PM PDT by bigbob
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She brought a child with a fever into the classroom. What a selfish bitch.


3 posted on 09/11/2012 9:36:29 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Whatever a homosexual union might be or represent, it is not physically marital. - F.Cardinal George)
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To: smokingfrog

Stories like these make me really, really resent the feminist movement.


4 posted on 09/11/2012 9:37:57 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative. REJECT THEN STOP SOCIALISM THIS NOV!)
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To: smokingfrog

Who was obviously impregnated artificially.


5 posted on 09/11/2012 9:38:21 PM PDT by Krankor (Green-eyed lady, lovely lady, strolling slowly towards the sun)
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To: smokingfrog

And another thing, her baby daughter woke up with a fever, and her worry was that she had no good child-care options. What a selfish bitch.


6 posted on 09/11/2012 9:38:25 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Whatever a homosexual union might be or represent, it is not physically marital. - F.Cardinal George)
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Maybe she’s a lefty and hates this country, but I can’t disapprove of what she did. This is what a loving mother does when she has to. Sometimes women have sick babies. We can’t abandon them, and we can’t chuck them into daycare if they’re sick (not that I would anyway). Anybody who can’t deal with the non-sight of a fifteen-pound lump of baby under a woman’s shirt has big problems.


7 posted on 09/11/2012 9:40:23 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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She could have cancelled her class.


8 posted on 09/11/2012 9:43:41 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

I do not have a problem with the teacher breast feeding her baby in class......I do have a problem with her hauling around a baby with a fever to the class.
If hey baby had a fever, why didn’t the mom seek medical attention.


9 posted on 09/11/2012 9:50:30 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: smokingfrog

So, apparently she thinks Hondurans are obsessed with violence...wonder what her views on illegal immigration would be?/s (I guess a little drywall-hanging or landscaping in L.A. would gentle ‘em right quick)/s No I am NOT trying to hijack the thread...I just CANNOT understand how these people think!!!


10 posted on 09/11/2012 9:50:45 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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Get over it.

Maybe you think she should wear a full hajib(sp?) too?

Only Muslim cranks and cranky old prudes have an issue with the thought of a woman using her God-given assets in the way her Creator intended. Sheesh.


11 posted on 09/11/2012 9:50:45 PM PDT by SonAboveAnItch
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Wow,is FR letter junior high boys post now? Ya’ know that stage when a little boy tries to feel grown up by using foul language.


12 posted on 09/11/2012 9:52:47 PM PDT by reflecting
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To: smokingfrog

What is the issue.

A mother breastfeeding her child is natural.


13 posted on 09/11/2012 9:54:08 PM PDT by GregH
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To: smokingfrog; mikrofon; martin_fierro

Pine tar baby?


14 posted on 09/11/2012 9:55:02 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Bosom Pine.)
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To: ottbmare

One of the other faculty members or the associate instructor fills in as a guest lecturer.


15 posted on 09/11/2012 9:55:43 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: ottbmare

Taking a fevered child to a public place is the problem. The little one should’ve been either at the doctor’s or at home! It’s not as though she was going to be fired!


16 posted on 09/11/2012 9:58:27 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: smokingfrog

A sick baby should not be crawling around a classroom floor. Did this mother even know what the baby was sick with? She had no problem with the teaching assistant caring for the baby. What does she do about feeding the baby when she does not bring her to the classroom? I guess staying home with her sick child was out of the question.


17 posted on 09/11/2012 10:00:15 PM PDT by brightright
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To: SonAboveAnItch

I’m a mom and the problem isn’t breastfeeding. It’s bringing a baby with a fever to high for daycare to the workplace. When my baby or kids got sick, I or my husband took the day off because our child needed us. If there was a day we absolutely couldn’t miss, we planned in advance with Grandparents or others close to us in case there was going to be any problems. What if her child had a serious, contagious illness? When her class is sick next week, do they lose credit for missing class?


18 posted on 09/11/2012 10:03:17 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: smokingfrog

I have to vote for the boobies. Set the boobies free.


19 posted on 09/11/2012 10:08:12 PM PDT by Tuanedge
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To: SonAboveAnItch

Did I say I had a problem with her breastfeeding?

Did you never have to take off time from work because of a sick child?

This woman is kooksville. She probably did it for the shock value.


20 posted on 09/11/2012 10:12:35 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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