Moms Harassed for Nursing in a Mall -- and More Breastfeeding Scandals!

From the breastfeeding mom called out in court to the one who was called a "stripper" in church, read on for the biggest breastfeeding scandals ever. (32 Photos)

Jenna McCarthy on Jan 8, 2013 at 10:05AM

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Breast Pumping Mom Embarrassed on American Airlines Flight

a Jenna McCarthy on May 8, 2013 at 12:47PM


A nursing mom of three had a run-in with not-so-friendly skies when a flight attendant wouldn't let her use her breast pump at her seat. For a trip with her husband and without her kids, Dawnella Brahos says she specifically chose American Airlines because their planes have outlets at the seats where she could plug in her pump. She made sure she had the airline approved Medela model, paid extra for the guarantee she'd be sitting with her husband and not a stranger, brought a large blanket to cover herself and even called the airline in advance for reassurance that she'd be good to go. But on the final leg of her trip, after having no problems on three previous legs, a flight attendant made a huge scene and even insisted that Brahos was lying about having used her pump on previous flights. Brahos called the experience humiliating and added that she was unable to pump in the bathroom -- which would have been a miserable experience anyhow -- because turbulence prohibited passengers from leaving their seats. The airline offered Brahos an apology -- along with a measly $100 voucher -- and insisted that breastfeeding or pumping moms should be given due privacy. Brahos says she's planning to file a formal complaint. 


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