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Mom jailed for breastfeeding while drinking: Charges dropped, waitress fired

Tasha Adams did not know it was against the law to breastfeed and drink.
Tasha Adams did not know it was against the law to breastfeed and drink.
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An Arkansas mom was jailed for breastfeeding while drinking, but it isn't her that lost for the act. According to ABC News on March 26, a waitress that called in to report the mother for breastfeeding her child after having a couple of drinks with dinner lost her job as a result.

What about the mother? She was unaware that she was breaking the law, and the charge of child endangerment have since been dropped. Tasha Adam is the mother of three children, and she said the following about the case and her arrest:

I did drink. I did breastfeed. I didn’t know it was illegal. If I knew it was illegal, I wouldn’t have done it.

The report came from an off-duty waitress that came in to attend a meeting at Gusano's Restaurant in the town of Conway in Arkansas. Tasha stopped with her family after a funeral, and she had two drinks during the course of her meal. The waitress saw several drinks in front of the woman, but Adams claims she only drank two beers.

Jackie Connors, the waitress that filed the report was fired a week after she made the call. Even with her losing her job over the incident, she would do the same thing again if the same situation popped up. ABC news will have more about this story on "20/20" on Friday night.

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