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Saturday 10 October 2015

US woman convicted of drunken breast-feeding jailed

Published 13/08/2009

A US woman convicted of breast-feeding her six-week-old baby while drunk is in jail after another run-in with the law.

A North Dakota judge last week ordered 26-year-old Stacey Anvarinia to get treatment that could have helped her avoid jail on a child-neglect charge.

The case grabbed international attention and stirred debate about breast-feeding, alcohol and privacy.

Hours after her sentencing, Anvarinia was arrested for allegedly slashing a tyre on a truck, according to the Grand Forks Herald newspaper. Police said she appeared drunk when they found her.

The fresh legal troubles prompted Judge Sonja Clapp to rescind the treatment option for Anvarinia.

Prosecutors said the baby has been moved "out of the home" but gave no details.

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