It’s not just the Delta staff that has harassed mothers mid-flight. Numerous airlines are guilty of not educating their staff on breastfeeding/infant feeding laws.
Delta seems to have the worst reputation when it comes to misinforming or harassing breastfeeding mothers. I’m not sure if they are receiving more complaints than other airlines, or if their lawsuit in 2006 put them at the forefront as the “anti-breastfeeding” airline that every breastfeeding mother wanted to avoid.
Either way, I think Delta and all other airlines would benefit from educating their staff on common flight scenarios, and what the laws and policies are for each situation. Feeding a baby is not an unusual event on a plane; the staff needs to know the law.
What YOU need to know:
1. You don’t ever need to ask if it is okay to breastfeed your child.
2. If you are in the US, UK, or Canada (and many other countries around the world) the law is on your side.
3. Check out the top breastfeeding-friendly airlines, and if you are able, support them whenever possible.