A Northern Virginia mom who said her church stopped her from breastfeeding her baby may seek legal action. Virginia’s law, which went into effect in 2015, protects a mother’s right to breastfeed her child. On Sunday, April 23, Annie Peguero said she was shocked when employees of Summit Church in Springfield interrupted her as she nursed her baby and asked her to cover up or move to a mom’s room.
“Just taken aback this had happened,” said Peguero, who had just returned with her children from a six-week trip overseas to visit her husband who serves in the U.S. Marine Corps and is on deployment. “I really felt at home there,” said Peguero about Summit Church, which she began attending in January. She felt a special bond after the pastor and members prayed for her to find her birth family. But that bond was destroyed on Sunday after she dropped her two little girls, ages 4 and 18 months, off at the church nursery. READ MORE