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Nursing Mother Battles Airline Over Breat Pump

  • Breastfeeding mother had an issue after plugging in her breast pump while onboard a flight.
  • The mother was initially refused to use onboard outlets because it was “against airline policy.”  Star passengers are prohibited from using outlets for anything other than cellphones and tablet devices due to concerns of voltage.
  • The young mom wanted to breast feed for as it was a long flight and also possible  health implications,  she had mastitis in the past.   If you currently enjoy womens breasts and would like to continue to enjoy womens breasts please don’t view Google’s mastitis images.
  • After back and forth where she stated it was her “medical right” to pump the airline allowed her to a plug, ironically, intended for vacuum cleaners.
  • She was stressed, emotionally exhausted shaken.
  • The mother said she looked into use of a hand pump before taking the trip but decided it wasn’t for her and it shouldn’t be up to the airline to decide how she should extract milk.  “It’s a matter of choice.”  It’s an interesting choice of words, because didn’t she have a ‘choice’ of airlines?
  • The passengers are told to use a hand pump or battery-powered device while onboard.  This is a regulation that other airlines adhere to as well.  In fact the Airlines website states, please note that your medical equipment must be equipped with an independent power source (i.e., battery-powered) should you wish to use it during your flight.
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