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Jackie Connors, waitress fired after calling cops on mother breastfeeding baby while drinking alcohol.

 Jackie Conners
Did Jackie Conners step out of bounds?

Jackie Connors, an Arkansas waitress has been fired after going on to report Tasha Nicole Adams, 28 to police who was drinking alcohol while breastfeeding her newborn child at the restaurant she was worked at.

At the time, Connors, also a mother, offered she felt it was unacceptable that the mother be drinking whilst breastfeeding her child and thus decided to take matters into her own hands.

Told Jackie Connors: ‘Me, being a mom, and just seeing something like that and seeing a baby that can’t speak for itself, having a parent do something like that is just unacceptable,’ 

At the time Adams was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor after the incident at Gusano’s Pizzeria off Dave Ward Drive in Conway on Wednesday.

A couple days later, Conners says she was fired for taking the situation into her own hands.

That said, a manager at Gusanao’s said that was not the reason for firing her, and declined to give more information on the matter.

A Faulkner County police report says the daughter was released to family members.

Adams, a florist and a mother-of-three claims the situation was taken out of context and ‘all blown out of proportion.’

She said she wanted to tell her story but that she had been advised to wait until court.

‘I hate that, because people don’t know the truth. I am really a normal person.’

‘No one is seeing my side. I just want everyone to know I am not a horrible person. I have a family to take care of, and that’s all I care about.’

According to the International Guidelines on Drinking and Pregnancy, women who are breastfeeding should not drink.

The guidelines state: ‘Alcoholic beverages should not be consumed by some individuals, including those who cannot restrict their alcohol intake, women of childbearing age who may become pregnant, pregnant and lactating women, children and adolescents, individuals taking medications that can interact with alcohol, and those with specific medical conditions.’

Mothers are warned during pregnancy that consuming even moderate levels of alcohol can cause birth defects in their unborn child.

That said one wonders why Connors hadn’t simply mattered the incident to management, thus saving herself the imposition of being perceived of acting out of bounds, a perception that management may have been harboring until the recent final straw.

Tasha Nicole Adams
Tasha Nicole Adams


  1. Okay. First of all, women should NOT drink alcohol while in pregnancy. Or smoke while in pregnancy. These are seriously considered dangerous for a unborn child. The woman above is NOT pregnant. It’s only while in process of the developing baby. And because it’s in the process, it could harm the baby physically. The baby above is being breast-fed, which contains milk. Why would her breasts contain alcohol? Alcohol would be in the liver; NOT in the breasts. So, yes, breasting your child is actually normal.

  2. Can you explain to me how drinking alcohol while breastfeeding a child is “normal”? Do people know about basic biology– a breastfeeding child will consume the same foods as the mother. Unless Tasha was planning on waiting at least 2 hours before nursing, her child will consume the alcohol in her bloodstream and infants have immature livers. Of course, people also think it’s okay to smoke and do cocaine while pregnant and caring for an infant…

  3. Jackie Connors must be a liberal. Why else this incident happened? Nothing is ever right, when a perfectly normal being is just being normal.

  4. Tasha Adams did nothing wrong! Drinking while breast feeding is not against the law nor does it qualify as endangering the welfare of a child when a Police Officer does not observe the person to be intoxicated, slurring their speech, or having the smell of alcohol on their breath! Perhaps I did not pay close enough attention to this story but where did Jackie Connors say she obtained her Medical Degree from? Jackie Connors must be a Doctor since she KNOWS what is and is NOT acceptable for breast feeding women. Did I hear Jackie Connors say she was not sure about who consumed the mixed drinks /beers and how many beers/mixed drinks were ordered? Jackie Connors also was not present in the establishment during the entire time that Tasha Adams and her Parents arrived. It seems that Jackie is not exactly sure about what actually happened since she was not there the entire time. Jackie has nose trouble! She is inflicting her will on others. I surely hope Tasha Adams plans to sue both Jackie Connors and Gusano’s Pizzeria!

  5. Miss Conners was there for a staff meeting. Management was notified by the server and Miss Conners. The response was to keep serving them. Miss Conners was advised by a friend who was a mandated reporter to notify the police. They could determine if there was any wrongdoing and secure the child’s safety. Ms. Adams admitted to police she had been drinking while breastfeeding. She was arrested. A family member had to be called in to take the child home because none of her party were fit to drive.

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