logo
unsplash.com/Andrew Palmer
unsplash.com/Andrew Palmer

KLM under Fire after Breastfeeding Mom Asked to Cover up so as Not to Offend Other Passengers

Pedro Marrero
Jul 19, 2019
12:24 A.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

The passenger told her story through a post on the airline’s Facebook page that went viral and has received thousands of comments supporting breastfeeding, although some people still defend the airline.

Advertisement

After a month of having gone through an uncomfortable time while traveling with her one-year-old daughter on a flight with KLM, and having made the complaint directly at the airline's offices when she got to her destination, she decided to write her history on social media recommending others not to fly with them.

Advertisement

If you are a mom who breastfeeds your baby don’t travel with KLM, that was this California mom’s recommendation after being completely offended when the flight attendant offered her a blanket to cover herself while breastfeeding her baby.

Advertisement

She explained that certain passengers might be offended and that the company's policy was to seek the greatest satisfaction and comfort for all passengers, and that for cultural reasons, breastfeeding in public could be offensive to one of its multicultural passengers.

Advertisement

The truth is that no passenger had complained yet, nobody. The mother considered that the employee of the airline was expressing her personal opinions and beliefs.

She explained that during the whole flight the employee didn’t look into her eyes when they spoke again after she refused to take the blanket. Breastfeeding is a human right protected by law in most countries

Advertisement

The campaign against KLM is not limited to Facebook, the company has been bombarded also on Twitter with messages claiming that babies human right to be breastfed should be respected at any time and place if they demand it.

It must be remembered that the World Health Organization and the United Nations Children's Fund recommend exclusive breastfeeding during the first 6 months of life and then complementary with other foods, minimum up to two years.

Advertisement

It is incredible that in the 21st century the KLM company can allow some passenger to see films with strong themes including sex scenes, but they can not stand that a mother can leave some skin exposed when she is breastfeeding her baby.

Advertisement

Even if a passenger has a top or a very revealing shirt it would be interesting to know if the airline would give her a blanket to cover her breasts, because in some cultures that women little or transparent clothing may be offensive.

Nursing moms and whoever has read this woman’s recommendation, have expressed solidarity with her and promised not to travel with KLM. We’ll see what happens, meanwhile, the company has been very soft in responding to the scandal.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Mom-Of-4 Traveling Alone Can't Calm Her Kids Down So the Pilot Takes One of Them in His Arms

January 26, 2022

Mom Checks Baby Monitor, Sees Mother-In-Law Breastfeeding Her Child and Urgently Calls Her Husband

May 24, 2022

Airport Worker Points at 5-Year-Old Girl While Mocking Her Name, Mom Decides to Fight Back

April 25, 2022

Couple on Their Way Home with Newly-Adopted Baby Hear Their Names during Attendant's Announcement

March 19, 2022

Before Disembarking Plane, Pilot Notices Last Passenger inside Who Is a Carbon Copy of Him – Story of the Day

March 30, 2022

Millionaire Mocks Poor Woman with 3 Kids on Business Class Flight until Pilot Interrupts Him — Story of the Day

February 06, 2022

Rich Man Mocks Poor Heavy Woman on the Plane until He Hears Captain's Voice Speaking to Her — Story of the Day

February 05, 2022

Flight Attendant Notices Sick Dog on Board and Rushes to Help, Breaking the Rules

February 06, 2022

After Wife's Death, Man Sees Unfamiliar Lady in Dreams for Months, Accidentally Meets Her Later – Story of the Day

January 28, 2022

Dad Catches Mother-In-Law Sneakily Breastfeeding His Daughter

May 08, 2022

Couple Learns Their Wedding Is at Risk, Have an Emergency Ceremony Right on the Plane

May 07, 2022

Outraged Mom Catches Day Care Worker Breastfeeding Her Son, Has to Take Him to Hospital Immediately

May 20, 2022

After Estranged Mother's Death, Siblings Find Dusty Old Box In Parents' Closet – Story of the Day

January 24, 2022

Passengers Ignore Crying Newborn Girl until Driver Realizes Baby’s Parents Are Not on the Bus – Story of the Day

May 23, 2022