Here’s something you don’t see every day: a viral post applauding a company for going out of their way to make life easier for nursing moms.
But one nursing mother took to social media to praise an airline for its handling of her situation.
A woman using the name Jenna Mde took to Facebook with praise for Delta Air Lines. She says the carrier went above and beyond in accommodating her efforts to pump breast milk while away from her triplets on a recent round trip between Atlanta and Dallas Love Field.
“Yesterday, two flight attendants … allowed me to sit in an empty first class seat for more space and privacy while I pumped in flight,” the woman identified as Mde writes in a Feb. 13 Facebook post to Delta. “They offered me snacks and provided TONS of water during my pumping session. Additionally, on my return flight this afternoon, the Dallas-Love Field gate attendant … offered me an empty first-class seat so I could do the same.”
“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. Thank you, #Delta for making being away from my babies a bit more bearable!,” Mde writes.
The post from Mde appears to have struck a chord on Facebook, where the post has received more than 43,000 likes and has been shared nearly 2,700 times as of 10 a.m. ET on Feb. 15.
“These type of stories should make the news too,” a Facebook user identified as Jackie Curtis Sawyer commented on Mde’s post. “There are plenty of people out there who support breastfeeding but you never hear about those stories. Glad you had a positive experience.”
“Delta fully supports a mother’s right and choice to breastfeed and bring a breast pump on board any Delta or Delta Connection aircraft or in Delta ground facilities,” Delta spokeswoman Catherine Sina says to Today in the Sky. “We empower our people to make the right decision for our customers based on situational flexibility, and applaud our employees’ efforts to make our customers’ journey more comfortable.”