Breastfeeding mom kicked off flight

Posted on: Fri, 07/13/2007 - 2:25am
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Apparently, if they can kick a baby and mom off a flight for breastfeeding, they *should* be able to kick someone off a flight for eating peanuts....lol.

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Posted on: Fri, 07/13/2007 - 5:10am
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Like I would ever put one of their filthy, nasty blankets over my child... sheesh.
Another of our "favorite" (dripping with sarcasm) airlines' great customer service being shown for what it really is.
Amy

Posted on: Fri, 07/13/2007 - 9:56am
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I would never use an airline blanket either. And DS, and extended nurser himself, would never nurse with a blanket over his head--at any age. He would take it off. He'd nurse inside a sling. And we'd be discreet. But he nursed on many a flight--and that's great for takeoff and landing.
In fact--on a flight the other day when a baby was really happy and was then screaming, I explained to DS that he probably wasn't nursing anymore or his mommy would have him latched on to help his ears.
Goodness. It's just a breast people--and one they couldn't even see!!

Posted on: Fri, 07/13/2007 - 9:14pm
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I never realized how much power flight attendants have to determine who is booted off a plane. Did that flight attendant hand out blankets to any women on the flight with low cut shirts showing cleavage? I've breastfed 3 children (many times on planes) and like this woman, I was in the seat near the window. None of my children would keep a blanket over them--they'd all hit it off. My shirt would cover enough so as not to "offend" anyone.
This story and the one about Continental kicking off the toddler for saying "Bye-Bye Plane" during taxi....it is craziness. Don't the flight attendants have better things to do, involving safety.
I wouldn't have taken the dirty blanket to "cover up" and I wouldn't give my children Benadryl "to shut them up"---I guess I better pack my carry-ons well in case I am the next to be kicked off [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
My children are no longer nursing, but they are certainly chatty and get excited on planes. Funny thing, I don't find their conversations any more annoying than adults' conversations---in fact, much less so.

Posted on: Fri, 07/13/2007 - 9:53pm
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Sounds like the airline lady had to work a double that day [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Poor little baby was supposed to starve I guess.
I didn't breastfeed but that is another story. My DD softball coach was a little rude about it and I was angry with her. while coaching the kids games she would be standing along the sidelines feeding. She almost wanted attention all the time. She would just whip her shirt anywhere and run around with the baby nursing.
I just felt feedings should be done sitting down relaxing and letting the baby relax as well. She would be trying to coach running around and I felt it was a danger to the infant. Other than that a person should be able to feed a child where it is necessary.
If she was that angry how would she have liked the baby screaming the whole flight because he was hungry. that probably wouldn't have made her happy either.

Posted on: Sun, 07/15/2007 - 2:10pm
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DS nursed just fine while I stood and walked. He would be in a sling and we'd be in the mall or grocery store or whereever. His head would be inside the sling. No one ever knew . . . not that I cared if they did. Just feeding my child. Nothing rude about that.

Posted on: Mon, 07/16/2007 - 12:15pm
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Quote:Originally posted by PinkPoodle:
[b]I never realized how much power flight attendants have to determine who is booted off a plane. [/b]
Flight attendants DO have the power - however the Captain has the final word.
Some people are sour and have bad dispositions. Unfortunately, a few of them become flight attendants - but no more than with any other job.

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