More of a discuss than a debate. This story was shared by a friend of a friend on a Facebook group. This is the small article about it she put on CNN ireport: http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-652584
And this is the more detailed description she put in the FB group:
Hey everyone! I am so sorry this story is so long! I just got back last night from a small trip to see family in Indiana. I'd like to share what happened on the plane coming home. I boarded with my 8 month old, Nash and my husband. We waited until everyone was on until boarding so Nash would spend less time on the plane. As soon as we got on he wanted to nurse and started fussing. I, like i always do, obliged and as discreetly as possible began nursing while my husband stowed away our carry-on(i was by the window and Nash was on my right side, not that it makes a difference). The stewardess then walked up and loudly told me i needed to cover up. I was shocked because i breastfeed on demand anywhere and everywhere and no one has ever said anything about it. I told her i would but i also told her that her telling me to do it was illegal. she said "no its not". I said "yes, actually it is" and my husband concurred. She then turned around towards the front of the cabin and loudly declares "This lady back here is trying to tell me its illegal for telling her to cover her NIPPLE while breastfeeding." At this point i'm shaking. i am extremely shy and non-confrontational. but i do know my rights. My husband quickly pulled up the law on his iphone and when she came back he offered to show her. She told us that Delta makes the rules and she would not look at the phone. She told me there is something called modesty! I went on a small tangent about how breastfeeding is natural, the healthiest thing for baby, and most of all NORMAL. She then said if we wanted to make it an issue we did not need to stay on the plane. We had not taken off yet and my hubby and i did not want to be kicked off so we let it go for then. During the flight she brought a packet of paper to the passengers behind us and we heard whispers and assume she was asking them to fill out a witness report of the incident. After the flight we got her ID number and name and will be filing our own claim against her. I was just shocked that no other mamas on the plane offered any help or even turned in our direction.
Sorry this is so long i just still shake when describing what happened. I'm ashamed to say I was brought to tears after she walked away just from the embarrassment and lack of support from other women around me. She told us she had been doing this job for 8 years and it just makes me wonder how many other new mamas did she shame for breastfeeding their babies?
Regardless of whether or not you support nursing in public, I'm completely appalled by the flight attendant's behavior! Wtf?