Breastfeeding Mother Applauds Delta Airlines In Facebook Post (Photos)

| by Sean Kelly

A mother took to Facebook to praise Delta Airlines for accommodating her attempts to pump breast milk while away from her triplets on a recent flight. 

Jenna Mde applauded the airline for their efforts in a post that quickly went viral.

"As a breastfeeding mother to triplets, it's important that I not miss a breast-pumping session, especially when traveling. Yesterday, two flight attendants, Kaitlin K and Loretta, on my flight from Atlanta to Dallas-Love Field, allowed me to sit in an empty first class seat for more space and privacy while I pumped in flight," Mde wrote.

"They offered me snacks and provided TONS of water during my pumping session. Additionally, on my return flight this afternoon, the Dallas-Love Field gate attendant, Talesa, offered me an empty first-class seat so I could do the same."

Mde said she was "incredibly grateful" for the flight attendants and the effort they made to make sure she could prepare food for her children.

"Thank you, #‎Delta for making being away from my babies a bit more bearable!" she concluded.

The post has garnered more than 47,000 likes and 3,000 shares since it was first written.

"We are very happy to hear that Kaitlin and Loretta were able to be there for you when needed," Delta responded in a comment. 

Mde's experience is vastly different than the experiences many breastfeeding mothers tend to have on flights. Recently, the story of a Canadian woman being shamed on a United Airlines flight for breastfeeding went viral, prompting outrage from advocates and supporters of public feeding, says CNN.

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