logo
twitter.com/people
twitter.com/people

Myranda Juarez Sues Elementary School Staff for Stopping Her from Breastfeeding

Pedro Marrero
May 17, 2019
05:36 A.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

A mother has decided to sue Jeffersontown Elementary School after school staff interfered with her legal right to breastfeed her young daughter.

Advertisement

Myranda Juarez is the mother of four children, two of whom are elementary students at Jeffersontown Elementary. She is also a member of the Site Based Decision Making committee (SBDM) of the school.

Juarez was volunteering for the day of photos in the school gym during the month of March and took her daughter, Natalie. The mother says that at lunchtime there was little work left to be done and her little daughter was getting bad-tempered.

Advertisement

“I thought it was a good opportunity since we wouldn’t be very busy and there were students leaving to just go ahead and take that time to just sit where we were,” said Juarez.

Although the mother tried to keep most of the skin covered while breastfeeding her infant, counselor Heather McGovern approached her and offered her to use the office to nurse little Natalie.

Advertisement

“I just simply don’t have to be moved,” said Juarez. “I didn’t prefer to be moved. I didn’t feel like I was making a disruption. I didn’t have anybody coming up to me and saying anything further and the volunteers and teachers I spoke with said they didn’t know I was doing anything more than holding her and on a phone call.”

Juarez was comfortable in the place she was and refused to go to a private place to feed her baby, but McGovern told her that if she was going to nurse her daughter inside the school, she had to do it in the private office and not in the gym.

Advertisement

“It caught me off guard,” said Juarez. “I tried to retain my composure.”

According to Juarez, the counselor excused herself by saying that her presence while breastfeeding little Natalie could make the students feel uncomfortable.

“I would never want to put anyone in that kind of position, it was never my intent,” said Juarez. “My intent was just to calm my child and put her to sleep.”

Advertisement

A few days later, Juarez met with Principal Brooke Schilling and it was when she realized that McGovern was not responsible for such a decision and that the counselor was following the instructions of the principal who only allowed mothers to breastfeed in the private office.

Juarez continues to be against such a rigid and insensitive rule and says that because of that she has not been able to continue carrying out the voluntary tasks she used to do and she has missed important school events with her children.

Advertisement

The situation reached a limit where the mother has decided to take legal action. Juarez hired attorney Ted Gordon, who filed a lawsuit seeking damages and sensitivity training for all employees of the Jefferson County Public Schools.

Kentucky The Revised Statute 211.755 prohibits anyone from interfering with a mother who is breastfeeding her child anywhere while the mother is authorized to be there.

In Arizona, Theresa Phillips is organizing a nurse-in to protest her daughter’s elementary school for stopping her from breastfeeding her newborn son during a visit.

This reminds us of a woman’s ingenious response when she was told by a stranger to cover up while breastfeeding her baby, it was so hilarious that it quickly went viral.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Woman Kicks Pregnant Daughter Out, Years Later Learns Her Granddaughter Is an Orphan – Story of the Day

May 11, 2022

On Her First Day in New School Girl Enters Classroom and Meets Her Carbon Copy – Story of the Day

January 31, 2022

Outraged Mom Catches Day Care Worker Breastfeeding Her Son, Has to Take Him to Hospital Immediately

May 20, 2022

84-Year-Old Mom Announces She’s Moving to Nursing Home and Has to Sell House Her Kids Live In — Story of the Day

March 31, 2022

Little Girl Cries All Alone in Her House after Mom Fails to Return from the Grocery Store — Story of the Day

February 03, 2022

Woman Visits Orphanage She Left 16 Years Ago and Sees a Girl Who Is Her Carbon Copy There — Story of the Day

January 29, 2022

Dad Catches Mother-In-Law Sneakily Breastfeeding His Daughter

May 08, 2022

18-Year-Old Dancer Cuts Parents Out of Her $3M Prize After They Urge Her to Get Rid of Her Baby — Story of the Day

February 08, 2022

Rich Woman Follows Her Daughter and Learns She Visits a Shabby Old Garage Every Day — Story of the Day

February 09, 2022

Teacher Notices a Change in Little Boy's Behavior and Soon Finds a Note Asking for Help – Story of the Day

February 14, 2022

Rich School Boy Notices His Teacher Visits Abandoned House after Class and Decides to Follow Her – Story of the Day

May 06, 2022

‘I’m Waiting for Mom,’ Girl Says to Park Janitor, Next Day He Sees Her Still Sitting at Same Spot – Story of the Day

May 23, 2022

Poor Lady Mourns Daughter at Place She Last Saw Her, One Day Girl’s Carbon Copy Shows up There — Story of the Day

May 13, 2022

After Old Man’s Death, Granddaughter Who Never Visited Him Inherits Envelope with Several Notes – Story of the Day

March 03, 2022