NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Manhattan mother is fighting a parking ticket she got after she pulled over to breastfeed her baby.

Mother of four, Guillermina Rodriguez is juggling a lot. That was no different Thursday morning, when she was driving through Midtown with a hungry three-week-old baby crying in the backseat.

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“It was immense amount of traffic. It took me 45 minutes to an hour just to get from 42nd to 30th Street,” Rodriguez said.

So when she finally found a space to pull over…

“Even though I saw it was a commercial area I’m like ‘I’m not obstructing the traffic. I’m not blocking anybody. Let me just stay there and I’ll breastfeed the baby there,’” the mother said.

Guillermina Rodriguez (Credit: CBS2)

Rodriguez climbed in the back seat. A few minutes into nursing, an NYPD tow truck pulls in front.

“He’s backing up to tow my truck so as I am in this position breastfeeding now I jump over to the front seat to honk so he can see don’t tow my truck.”

She says the ticket agent finally got out and walked over to Rodriguez’s truck.

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Guillermina Rodriguez in the back of her vehicle about to be towed by a traffic agent who never looked in the truck. (Credit: CBS2)

“I’m actually breastfeeding on one side and pumping on the other so both my breasts are out and I turn and I’m like ‘I’m breastfeeding the baby!’” Rodriguez said with a laugh. “He turned and looks and he’s like ‘oh ok’… puts the ticket on the windshield and leaves.”

The mother was slapped with a $115 ticket for standing in a commercial zone.

“I’m here breastfeeding, he just gave me a ticket.”

Rodriguez’s ticket. (Credit: CBS2)

The NYPD told CBS2 that traffic agent wrote the ticket before he saw Rodriguez was breastfeeding and since traffic agents don’t have authority to void tickets – his hands were tied.

“I think they should’ve been more sensitive,” the mother said.

Rodriguez says ticket agents should consider nursing urgent enough to exempt a fine.

“I think getting them a little more educated on that area would be helpful.”

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Rodriguez plans to dispute the ticket and says she hopes the judge is a parent. Authorities did not provide a reason why the agent did not check the vehicle first before trying to tow it away.