A young mother is going viral after airline officials humiliated her over breastfeeding aboard a flight.
Juliet Thomson explained how her peaceful journey turned into a nightmare ordeal. And the simple reason relates to how United Airlines’ staff members shamed her for feeding her child.
According to sources, one of the airline crew members told the new mother to ‘cover-up.’ Moreover, it appeared as if she was committing a sort of crime. At the same time, another passenger began creating a fuss. She didn’t feel comfortable seeing Juliet feed her daughter.
In the end, the controversial debate sparked plenty of reactions on social media, with plenty condemning the incident.
Here are the exclusive details surrounding the breastfeeding aboard flight incident that has plenty of people talking.
Mother feels ashamed over United Airlines’ staff behavior
As a new mother, Juliet has her hands filled with plenty of things to do. After all, raising kids isn’t the easiest task in the world.
Just like that, imagine traveling to another destination, as a new mother. While the struggles are hard as it is, what happens when you’re faced with criticism from breastfeeding aboard a flight?
The new mother is going public with her rants after she was left feeling ‘humiliated.’ At the same time, she doesn’t intend on sitting quietly after the hurtful incident. But what exactly happened?
‘I will take legal action over the matter,’ says new mother
In a recent interview with celeb host Joey Salads, Juliet sat down to talk about the matter. Here, she described what really went on. At the same time, she put special emphasis on how the flight attendant told her to ‘cover-up,’ as soon as she began breastfeeding.
“I will absolutely take legal action over the matter,” she explained in a bold manner. Meanwhile, the new mother went on to describe how it’s against the rules of United Airlines to ask a mother to cover up while breastfeeding aboard a flight.
United Airlines investigates breastfeeding aboard the flight
Juliet Thomson said she wasn’t causing any harm to any other passenger on the aircraft. For this reason, she finds the staff member’s comment ‘rude and offensive.’
On the other hand, United Airlines publicly sent out a message that states how they’re ‘investigating’ the incident. Other than that, the issued statement puts emphasis upon welcoming nursing mothers aboard the aircraft.
“We welcome nursing mothers aboard our airlines and make sure our crew members do their best at providing such passengers with comfort,” it claimed.
More details regarding the matter surface
Thomson made an appearance on Joey Salads’ YouTube channel as he focuses on raising voice over such issues. Recently, viewers applauded his efforts for breastfeeding activism.
Here, the new mother revealed more details regarding her incident. Another woman appeared disturbed. Despite sitting one row ahead, she created a fuss. Calling the airline’s crew members, she explained how she didn’t feel comfortable with Juliet breastfeeding.
The woman seemed uncomfortable with the thought of Thomson feeding her infant, on a flight.
Therefore, the disturbed passenger made complaints regarding the matter, creating a fuss. And that’s when one of the crew members stepped forward towards Thomson.
“Listen, I know to breastfeed aboard a flight is natural, but it’s offending this woman,” she exclaimed.
“Since you’re baby is asleep now, if you don’t mind covering up.”
Mother expresses embarrassing feelings
“I felt as if I was ganged up on,” explained Juliet. The new mother also expressed how breastfeeding infants is one of the best ways to keep babies calm and prevent their ears from hurting. “It’s one of the healthiest and most normal activities to do.”
Certainly, Juliet feels that the shaming over breastfeeding culture needs to stop. And if we don’t raise our voice today, it will continue to shame mothers like her, forever.
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