Delta gives nursing mom of triplets first-class seat to pump in private

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By Marian Smith

Stories of nursing moms being asked to cover up on a flight or pump in the pet hold of an airport seem to make the rounds non-stop, but for one breastfeeding mother, Delta Air Lines came to the rescue.

Jenna Mde was flying from Atlanta to Dallas over Presidents' Day weekend without her triplets and desperately needed to pump. The flight attendants were so helpful in finding her a private spot to do the deed that Mde wrote a gushing, grateful post on Facebook that’s now gone viral.

“Yesterday, two flight attendants, Kaitlin K and Loretta, on my flight from Atlanta to Dallas-Love Field, allowed me to sit in an empty first class seat for more space and privacy while I pumped in flight,” she wrote in her post on Saturday. “They offered me snacks and provided TONS of water during my pumping session.”

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Mde's post has been liked more than 47,600 times on Facebook and shared by at least 3,000 people.

She added that a gate attendant at the Dallas airport offered her an empty first-class seat on her return flight as well.

"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!”

For its part, Delta expressed gratitude in the comments below Mde's post, and promised to recognize the flight attendants for their good service and pass along her kind words.

How refreshing to hear a positive breastfeeding story for a change!