Some airlines have been getting a bad rap recently regarding their treatment of nursing mothers. One mother said she was humiliated when flight attendants told her to stop breastfeeding her child. Another mother had to discard breast milk because of a confusing airline policy. The list goes on.
Jenna Evans, a breastfeeding mother to triplets, posted about a recent Delta Airlines experience on Facebook.
The experience, she says, was incredibly positive.
While on a flight from Atlanta to Dallas-Love Field on Friday, Evans said that two flight attendants, Kaitlin and Loretta, granted her access to sit in an empty first class seat. This kind act allowed Evans to pump with more space and privacy. She also received snacks and water.
On the return flight, gate attendant Talesa gave her another empty first class seat for pumping.
"I am incredibly grateful for the lengths these individuals took to make my role as momma much easier and impressed by the advocacy this company has provided for breast-feeding and pumping," she wrote on Facebook. "Thank you, #Delta for making being away from my babies a bit more bearable!"
Evans' story went viral on Facebook.
A 2015 study said that many breastfeeding mothers lack the sufficient space at work for pumping. Providing space accommodations to nursing moms in any situation is crucial.
Delta responded to Evans' Facebook post on Monday.
"We are very happy to hear that Kaitlin and Loretta were able to be there for you when needed," Delta wrote. "We would love to recognize them and pass your kinds words along as we know they would be very touched and happy to know this. Thank you for choosing Delta, we hope to serve you well in the future!"