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Sentencing today in case of breastfeeding by intoxicated GF mom

The sentencing of a Grand Forks mother who police say was "extremely intoxicated" while breastfeeding her 6-week-old is set for 11 a.m. today. Stacey Anvarinia, 26, pleaded guilty to child neglect, a Class C felony, in state District Court in Jun...

The sentencing of a Grand Forks mother who police say was "extremely intoxicated" while breastfeeding her 6-week-old is set for 11 a.m. today.

Stacey Anvarinia, 26, pleaded guilty to child neglect, a Class C felony, in state District Court in June.

Grand Forks police responded to a domestic disturbance at Anvarinia's home in February. Officers reported that she was drunk and breastfeeding. The child was taken to Altru Hospital, and Anvarinia was arrested.

The unusual case has stirred debate and grabbed international attention.

Authorities have emphasized that breastfeeding while drunk was not the only reason for Anvarinia's arrest, saying she was intoxicated to the point of not being able to care for her child.

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Anvarinia, who is no longer in custody, faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

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