Nursing Mom of Triplets Lauds Delta's First-Class Act

Flight attendants gave mom privacy and space to pump
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2016 2:07 PM CST
Nursing Mom of Triplets Lauds Delta's First-Class Act
Delta did good.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Jenna Mde had to travel from Atlanta to Dallas on Friday, leaving her triplet babies behind. But because she breastfeeds, Mde still needed to pump during her flight—and that's where a Delta crew came through for her with flying colors, Today reports. Two flight attendants brought her into an empty first-class seat so she could pump in privacy, even bringing her snacks and "TONS of water" to keep her hydrated as she pumped, Mde noted in a Facebook post over the weekend. Then, on her return trip, a gate attendant offered Mde the same arrangement on her flight back home. "I am incredibly grateful for the lengths these individuals took to make my role as momma much easier," she writes in her post, which at time of publication had collected more than 48,000 likes and 3,100 shares. "Thank you, #Delta for making being away from my babies a bit more bearable!"

Delta replied to her post saying it would "love to recognize" the flight attendants and that it was pleased to hear they were there for Mde in her time of need. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution notes that Delta has made headlines in the past for not working well with breastfeeding moms, but that wasn't the case this time: "I am ... impressed by the advocacy this company has provided for breast-feeding and pumping," Mde writes in her post. (Counterpoint: this writer who says breastfeeding is a con.)

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