May 31, 2012
A first-time mother from Skokie is suing Cook County, claiming a sheriff’s deputy violated her right to breastfeed at the Skokie Courthouse.
As WBBM Newsradio’s David Roe reports, Natalie Petrovic says the deputy ordered her to move from the lobby to a public restroom – a demand she called both illegal and “degrading.”
Petrovic says she was waiting to apply for food assistance benefits at the courthouse, at 5600 Old Orchard Rd. in Skokie, on April 18. She covered her infant daughter with a blanket and began nursing the girl when a female deputy approached her, the lawsuit said.