Breastfeeding moms hold ‘nurse-in’ at airport
Protest staged at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in response to American Airlines' reaction to in-flight feeding.
American Airlines has come under worldwide fire after a recent in-flight incident.
A mother, a member of the group the Milkmakers, was nursing her newborn son on a recent flight when a flight attendant asked her to cover up.
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“It's common that breastfeeding moms are asked to cover up or asked to feed their babies elsewhere, when really it's illegal to do so,” Katy Whipple told CBS News. “They are allowed to breastfeed however and wherever they see fit.
In response to this incident, Whipple helped stage a "nurse-in" protest at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport with about 25 nursing mothers and their babies.
The mother received a written apology, but friends say it isn’t enough.
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A media representative from American Airlines reiterates that the company apologized and says that nursing is allowed at any time during the flight.
Read the complete story on CBS News here.
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Photo: Moms hold a "nurse-in" at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport to protest a breastfeeding incident involving American Airlines. (CBS Baltimore, http://aka.ms/airport-nurse-in)
Private places should be provided in airports if only just a screen. In other places where that can't happen, please cover up a little bit. Not eveyone is comfortable seeing a bare breast all of a sudden, and the enormously personal interaction between mother and baby. You also want to protect the moment from potentially freaky people. Sorry, but that's the world we live in.
Great, women can breast feed where ever they wish... and I can piss in a cup where ever I wish.
I HATE to see women breast feeding the baby without some kind of material covering the mother's breast. Yes, breast feeding is natural. So is having a bowel movement. Doesn't mean I want to watch either activity.
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