What would you do?

by Melanie Edwards on November 17, 2006 · 5 comments

in Motherhood, Pregnancy, Sahm, Wahm, Women

What do you all think? Motherhood Uncensored posted about the recent incident involving Delta airlines where a breast feeding woman was asked to leave the flight.

I found myself thinking – What would I have done? I know I wouldn’t use the blanket, especially because it would be even more uncomfortable and very hot for the baby. But, would I have taken the blanket just to shut the flight attendant up, even if I didn’t use it? Would I have told her off for even suggesting I needed to use it? What about my husband? What would he have done?

According to the article, the woman was being discreet and her husband was sitting next to her. I gotta admit, it doesn’t seem very likely that anyone could even have seen anything to even have the chance to be “offended”. And even if they saw something, why would that be so offensive? She is merely feeding her kid. I see plenty of people wearing jeans so low that when they bend, I can see their ass crack hanging out. Isn’t that much worse?

If you wish, you can sign a petition against Delta. Let me know – What would you have done?

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Mommy off the Record November 20, 2006 at 12:12 am

Wow. I can’t believe a woman was asked to leave the flight. I haven’t read the article yet so I don’t know all the details, but if I had been required to leave the flight b/c I was breastfeeding, I would have sued them for discrimination. That is horrible. I just can’t believe it’s still happening!

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Sylvia November 20, 2006 at 10:42 am

I agree with mommy off the record. She needs to sue for everthing she can. What the difference in breastfeeding a baby and giving a toddler a bottle of milk?!

It’s sad that she had to go thru that in today’s time. *smh*

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Sudiegirl November 21, 2006 at 4:24 pm

I think Delta was definitely in the wrong.

I’ve seen mothers tie a cloth around their necks or situate a cloth/towel so nothing objectionable can be seen. It keeps the baby calm and gives her a little bit of privacy.

I know a man who was kicked off of a flight for having Tourette’s and was “disturbing” the flight. The thing is, the meds that controlled his seizures also made him dreadfully sick. At any rate, he sued the airline and WON.

Isn’t it crazy what decisions big companies like this make? They’ll turn the other way if people have sex in the restroom, but God forbid if you breastfeed!

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NtycnBoricua November 21, 2006 at 6:22 pm

It is sad that something like this happened and that she was asked to cover up.

Wow, I can’t believe a man with Tourette’s would be kicked off! Incredible.

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Mommy off the Record January 22, 2010 at 9:00 am

Wow. I can't believe a woman was asked to leave the flight. I haven't read the article yet so I don't know all the details, but if I had been required to leave the flight b/c I was breastfeeding, I would have sued them for discrimination. That is horrible. I just can't believe it's still happening!

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