German woman caught breastfeeding while driving

15th June 2010, Comments 0 comments

Germans have a relatively relaxed attitude to breastfeeding in public, and hungry babies can be highly demanding, but one woman went too far by suckling her child while driving, police said Tuesday.

The 47-year-old mother protested after being pulled over in her Opel Astra in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia on Monday with the 18-month-old at her breast that she only had a few hundred metres (yards) further to go.

But the surprised policeman was unmoved, and the woman now faces charges of failing to properly secure a child in a moving vehicle -- and of not wearing a seat belt herself.

© 2010 AFP

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