Mother says jailers wouldn't allow expressing milk

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- A new mother says she wasn't allowed to express milk for her baby while she was serving time in the Brown County Jail.

Britney Weber says that has caused digestive issues for her 4-week-old daughter. The 27-year-old mother was jailed for seven days before her release on Feb. 26. Weber says because she wasn't allowed to pump milk, she can't breast feed her newborn now that she's out of jail.

Press-Gazette Media says the jail allows female inmates to express milk when a physician or nurse considers it medically necessary. Sheriff John Gossage says some privileges are forfeited when you're behind bars. Gossage couldn't comment directly on Weber's situation because of medical privacy laws.

Weber gave birth three weeks before she was booked into jail on contempt of court charges related to a traffic case.


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