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Mother's tweet to Delta causes breastfeeding debate

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Lindsey Jaynes with her 10-week-old child Lindsey Jaynes with her 10-week-old child
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A new mother desire to breastfeed her 10-week-old child aboard a Delta Air Lines flight has stirred up a major online debate.  Earlier this month, Lindsay Jaynes tweeted Delta Air Lines to ask about their policy on breastfeeding.  According to her tweet, she would be flying with her 10-week-old son, and he won’t nurse with a cover or take a bottle.

Delta's response is what started the debate. They replied to her tweet, saying, “Lindsay unfortunately you are not able to breast feed if you don’t have a cover up. I’m sorry.”

After that tweet was sent, other outraged parents and parent advocates began chiming in, reminding Delta of laws protecting a mother’s right to breastfeed in public.  Delta then again responded with another tweet, saying: “Delta welcomes breastfeeding mothers and babies on our flights. We sincerely apologize for the misinformation.”

Even with the apology, the debate continues.  Join the conversation and tell us what you think!  Head over to our FOX 5 DC & MyFoxDC Facebook page and post your comments.

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