Her post prompted outrage, with several people tweeting the airline to ask for clarification on its policy. Breastfeeding is a normal part of life and necessary for many babies. The World Health Organisation recommends that babies be breastfed exclusively for their first six months, before moving onto a diet of breast milk and other food.
LONDON — The Dutch airline KLM has found itself in the middle of a heated debate over breastfeeding in public, after the company said it might ask women to cover themselves while breastfeeding onboard if other passengers said they were offended. The issue came to light after Shelby Angel, a woman from Sacramento, Calif. When Ms.
Are you allowed to breastfeed a baby on a plane? Airlines seem to bungle the answer to this question again and again. In the latest incident, Shelby Angel was breastfeeding her one-year-old daughter on a KLM flight in June when a flight attendant approached her with a blanket and asked her to cover up, according to a post the mother recently wrote on KLM's Facebook page.
Facebook Twitter Email. CNN — A Dutch airline is experiencing some turbulence over its breastfeeding policy. Shelby Angel says she was on a KLM flight from San Francisco to Amsterdam last month when a flight attendant gave her a blanket and warned her to cover up if she planned to breastfeed her baby. She told me and I quote 'if you want to continue doing the breastfeeding, you need to cover yourself,' " Angel wrote in a Sunday Facebook post.
As if the frustrations of air travel weren't bad enough, airports have restrictions on how much liquid you can take with you through their security checkpoints and onto airplanes. Of course, this is for everyone's safety as liquid explosives pose a serious threat to aircraft carriers. Here's the good news, though.
The TV doctor made the comments in response to the policy of Dutch airline KLM, which has said that they may ask breastfeeding mothers to cover themselves if other passengers are offended. What is the issue as you see it? Some people can be very unpleasant as many BF mothers will have experienced!
Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. In a Facebook post to the airline's page, a mom detailed an incident where she was told to "cover up" while breastfeeding her daughter. A link has been sent to your friend's email address.
The Dutch airline KLM is facing a storm of protest after warning that women who breastfeed their babies on its flights may be asked to cover up to avoid offending other passengers. Angel said she always sought to be discreet but that her daughter did not like to be covered. Breastfeeding is permitted at KLM flights. However, to ensure that all our passengers of all backgrounds feel comfortable on board, we may request a mother to cover herself while breastfeeding, should other passengers be offended by this.
The statement was in response to an emotional Facebook post from Shelby Angel, who shared her experience of breastfeeding her one-year-old on a KLM flight from San Francisco to Amsterdam. I do my best to be discreet, but sometimes some skin shows. Before we even took off, I was approached by a flight attendant carrying a blanket.
Angel said in the post that she tried to be discreet but that her daughter did not like to be covered. Breastfeeding is permitted at KLM flights. However, to ensure that all our passengers of all backgrounds feel comfortable on board, we may request a mother to cover herself while breastfeeding, should other passengers be offended by this.