Mother kicked off Delta airline for breastfeeding

Wow, this really makes my blood boil: a woman was recently kicked off of a Delta airline because she was breastfeeding her daughter. Isn’t it hard enough traveling with young children without being penalized for trying to feed them? Sheesh! It’s high time Congresswoman Maloney’s Breastfeeding Promotion Act was passed. Please take 2 minutes and sign a petition to Delta Airlines in support of breastfeeding women, and while you’re there, check out the very cool Momsrising.org. This anti-breastfeeding behaviour seems rampant lately, and is cropping up all over the place: Starbucks, Toys ‘R Us, now Delta. If you have a moment, take the time to tell your Senator that NOW is the time to get moving on the Breastfeeding Promotion Act. I still don’t understand why this bill hasn’t passed already: it’s all about the health of moms and babies. Isn’t that a politician’s bread and butter? What’s not to like? Jeeze louise.

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3 Comments

  1. heatherw
    Posted November 20, 2006 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    This one really makes me mad!

    Do you have any idea how filthy those blankets are? Who uses them? I’ll tell you who – travellers who have fevers.

  2. Posted November 23, 2006 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you find a few moments to “rest and be thankful” in the midst of your busyness.

    sarahthedoula

  3. Posted November 27, 2006 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    I read that the flight attendant who kicked the woman off was disciplined. Any idea what that means and what Delta might be doing to insure this doesn’t happen again? Delta has some otherwise progressive policies, so they ought to be concerned about this…

    -K

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