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Mother furious after coworker secretly breastfed her son

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CARRBORO, N.C. (KMOV.com) -- A North Carolina mother is furious that a co-worker breastfed her son without permission.

The incident happened at the daycare center where both women worked and was captured on surveillance video.

In cell phone video of the security footage from inside Carrboro Early School, Pre-K teacher Kaycee Oxendine says a fellow daycare worker she barely knows can be seen breastfeeding her 3-month-old son.

"That's an innocent baby. My baby couldn't say no, don't do that,” Oxendine said. “He couldn't defend himself."

Oxendine says Friday the woman, who has a 2-month-old in the same class, suggested a remedy for his constipation.

"She said that she had a son and did I want her to put my child to her breast and breastfeed? And I said, ‘No, that's nasty. We don't do things like that,’" she said.

Oxendine’s son, born prematurely, is lactose intolerant and ended up in the hospital Friday night.

Angry and disgusted, she can now see what happened moments after she left the room. The woman adjusting her shirt and pulling a stranger’s baby to her chest.

"She did it with ease like it's something she does on a normal basis," Oxendine said.

Last fall, the Department of Health and Human Services gave superior ratings to both Carrboro and Orange-Chatham Early Schools, where the daycare director says the woman usually worked.

The director says she's licensed and had worked in childcare for more than a decade.

She was subsequently fired, and Oxendine hopes to press charges.

"Not only did you put your breast to my son, you also made my son sick,” she said. “I would hate for any parent, any family to have to go through what me and my family have had to go through."

Local police are investigating the incident as a child abuse case. No charges have been filed yet.

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