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post #161 of 172
Southwest was great to us, too. We last flew when DS was 13 months and we received many nice comments from the FAs. One commented that he was so good and then came back to see him nursing and said, "well that's why he's so good." Another saw him nursing and said "I guess he doesn't need our milk, but would you like water or juice for him for later?" I was also offered extra blankets and pillows, too. I guess I didn't think much of it at the time, but after all off this, I really appreciate how nice the FAs were to us.
post #162 of 172
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i got a call today from the reporter in vermont, who read me the quote from freedom. i want to be very clear with all of you. i was NEVER invited back onto the plane. i begged to be let back on, i cried about getting stuck in burlington. i have witnesses who gave me their names, who SAW the entire conversation between me and the COPILOT (not the pilot). i am so absolutey crushed that they would try to turn this into MY fault and MY choice and i need to be so clear with all of you women that the latest statmenet out of Freedom is the most horendous thing for me, emotionally, to date.
This will all come out in the wash. I gave the reporter in Burlington the names of the witnesses and she is out tracking them down. So, keep your eyes on the burlington free press, and help me get the word out that these people have LIED and soiled my word and i am devastated. i can't express more passionately the feelings that this has brought up.
again, after that rant, i want to thank you all for the bottom of my heart. today is a tough day for me. but, more than ever, i feel this Fox interview tonight is crucial. They cannot get away with lying about the incident. awful.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Emily Gillette
He sounds like a liar on his voicemail. :
post #163 of 172
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Originally Posted by Dinosaur_Mommy View Post
National Nurse-In Scheduled! Fri Nov 17, 2006 3:16 pm
In solidarity with Emily Gillette...

...nursing mothers and other lactivists across the nation will be meeting up at 10am on Tuesday November 21st in front of Delta ticket counters (or any counters owned by Delta's parent company Mesa-Air Group, including US Air and United) for the first National Nurse In!!!!!!!!

Because more education is needed to prevent mothers from encountering this kind of discrimination. It's about time nursing mothers are protected at the federal level. Let Vermont lead the nation!

Vermont’s Public Accommodations Law, 9 V.S.A. 4502, reads as follows:
Sec. 4502. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a mother may breastfeed her child in any place of public accommodation in which the mother and child would otherwise have a legal right to be. (Note-it says nothing about "discretion")


I'm looking looking for other NM moms who want to participate.

P.S. I'm not nursing anymore but still want to show up in solidarity.
It's also not the first national nurse-in.
post #164 of 172
Thread Starter 
Ha ha Read this, its great!

FLYING BERNIE SANDERS AND THE BREASTFEEDING FREEDOM FIGHTERS

http://www.americanchronicle.com/art...rticleID=16809

Janice
post #165 of 172
[QUOTE=Dinosaur_Mommy;6564809

I'm looking looking for other NM moms who want to participate.

P.S. I'm not nursing anymore but still want to show up in solidarity.[/QUOTE]

Dinosaur_Mommy, you might want to join the ABQ moms thread on FYT (I am including the link), since some of us are talking about going...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...=550856&page=9
post #166 of 172
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Originally Posted by Janice in Canada View Post
Ha ha Read this, its great!

FLYING BERNIE SANDERS AND THE BREASTFEEDING FREEDOM FIGHTERS

http://www.americanchronicle.com/art...rticleID=16809

Janice
I'm going to start a spin off thread. LOL
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=561829
post #167 of 172
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Originally Posted by panthera28 View Post
Dinosaur_Mommy, you might want to join the ABQ moms thread on FYT (I am including the link), since some of us are talking about going...

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...=550856&page=9
Thanks so much for the info!!!
post #168 of 172
Thread Starter 
Video links to Vermont nurse-in of Nov 15


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061117/...ng_passenger_4

Breastfeeding Protest in Vermont Airport
A group of mothers held a "nurse-in" at an airport in Burlington, Vermont after a woman was removed from a flight for allegedly not being discreet while breastfeeding her baby. (Nov. 16)

(Click to link above, then look on left menu for "Related Video" link.)




http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/a...VIDEO/61115015

Now Playing
"Nurse-in" at Burlington International Airport
Video by Peter Huoppi/Free Press Staff
About 30 mothers and fathers stage a "nurse-in" on Wednesday near the Delta Air Lines counter at Burlington International Airport in response to a recent incident in which a woman was kicked off a plane for breast feeding.
post #169 of 172
This thread has a link to the Fox News interview, in case anyone missed it.
post #170 of 172
I'm really curious about how this supposedly young woman (the airline staff member) will feel about breastfeeding in the future.

Will she get harrassed for bf one day and finally "get it?"
Or will she be the kind of mom who thinks bf is gross?
(If she has kids in the future at all, that is.)

I'm really curious.
post #171 of 172
Subbing late but have to throw in a hearty Thank You!! to Emily and everyone who participated in the nurse-in. Way to go mamas!!!
post #172 of 172
There is now a yahoo group to help organize the nurse in:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lactivism/

Jessica
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