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    Posted August 15, 2011 by
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    Delta Airlines Breastfeeding Policy

     

    Last night (8/14/11) on DELTA flight 3926 from Indianapolis to Raleigh, the flight attendant ordered me to either cover up or stop nursing my 8-month old even though no one but the attendant and my husband could even tell that I was nursing (we were already seated). When I declined due to the 85 degree temperature in the plane, and told the attendant that the Indiana State Code gives me the legal right to nurse my baby “in any location where I have the right to be,” she publicly humiliated me over and over, and implied that we could be thrown off the plane for giving her "a hard time." I have never been so publicly degraded. Morally and legally, she was wrong. I am very active in the online breastfeeding advocacy movement and have shared this story with thousands of mothers this morning. This is not the first time DELTA has had this problem. I hope this story makes a difference in how employees are selected and trained.



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