About airlines and bfing.http://www.canada.com/montreal/montrealgazette/columnists/story.asp?id=9943CC08-A10A-4325-B144-64743794E877
I must say that for the second time on this board I feel like I'm from outer space. I hear about women being told to stop breastfeeding when they are in public but I've breastfed in tons of public places and I have never noticed even one hostile look let alone being asked to leave.
I was so livid....I told her she needed to contact her local new station, and the attorney general's office. Not to mention that she was in a FEDERAL building!!
Anyway....it happened to her too.
Same here-I have neither been the "victim" nor have I witnessed anyone else getting flack for BFIP. (I'm sure it's because I'd be more than willing to educate anyone ;) I also find it intersting that more Drs aren't "strongly" encouraging more women to BF. At one of my pg visits w/ DD#2 there was another woman there making her next appt. She was telling the receptionist that she would NEVER see the midwife at this practice again because the MW kept bugging her about BF. I just assumed every dr. was as passionate. & yes, I know what happens when one assumes anything;)
Janet & nursling Sierra
Basically, in the U.S.A. a woman has the right to breastfeed anywhere she is allowed to be. Any exposure of the breast incidental to breastfeeding is not considered to be indecent. It is interesting to note that in some states it is a crime to limit a woman's right to breastfeed anywhere she chooses. The penalty for interference can be imprisonment or fines.
My take on it is that I don't think the airline was totally at fault. It sounds like they were trying to pacify both passengers. Of course, it's hard to know whose side of the story is correct. However, I don't think the mother deserved a Level 1 complaint, etc.
I find it ridculous that this fellow was listened to more than the person who was trying to care for her innocent child in the best way she could. I think they could have told him to relax and let the woman do her job. I think that they might look like they were trying to pacify both on the outside, but on the inside, I think this is just another jibe at bfing moms.
Janet & nusling Sierra