24 Jan '12, 5am
NZ police alarmed at breast-feeding motorists
WELLINGTON (AFP) - New Zealand police said on Tuesday they were shocked at the number of mothers they found breast-feeding babies while driving along motorways in the country's largest city Auckland. Police said they stopped three breast-feeding drivers this month while carrying out a 10-day operation aimed at ensuring children were properly restrained in vehicles. 'They were each driving a vehicle on the motorway. They were stopped and spoken to,' Inspector Shanan Gray said, stressing that the practice placed both mother and child 'in an extremely dangerous situation'. 'If they had to stop their vehicle suddenly, or they were involved in a serious crash, the infant would surely be ejected from the vehicle,' he said.