Impressum: Movement to drive airlines to post their pro-breastfeeding and breast pumping policies inside all aircrafts.
Long Description: There is a major lack of education around women's rights to breastfeed or breast-pump while onboard an aircraft.
Let's inspire airlines to publicly post their breastfeeding/breastpumping friendly policies inside every airplane, in prominent view.
This will 1) drive education for airline staff around women's rights 2) increase a woman's awareness of her rights 3) decrease a woman's anxiety around breastfeeding/breastpumping while on flight as the policy becomes more normalized and understood.
Below you will find a list of articles regarding Airline and TSA Breastfeeding Policies and Rules.
Breastfeeding Law - Know Your Legal Rights
Lactation and The Law | By Jake Marcus, J.D.
BabyCenter - Expert Advice -- Breastfeeding and pumping while traveling
by Grace Blasco | NO DATE LISTED but 1st comment was made on 09.02.2014 | 7:04 PM
Breastfeeding & Air Travel:
July 26, 2014
Are Airline NIP Policies Up in the Air?
Family Friendly Business Initiative | 4/29/2014
Moms Call Delta Airlines' Breastfeeding Policy Into Question
The Huffington Post | By Sara Gates | Posted: 02/21/2014 - 6:34 pm EST
What are the rules when it comes to breastfeeding on a plane?
Published August 08, 2013 | FoxNews.com
Best and worst airline breastfeeding policies
Posted on August 5, 2013
Can Moms Breastfeed on Airplanes?
By Aditi Mukherji, JD on May 11, 2013 - 9:59 AM
Air Travel and Breastfeeding: Five Tips for Nursing and Pumping Moms:
May 8, 2013, 3:19 pm | By Elisabeth Dale
Traveling as a Pumping Mother (JUST ADDED 12/9/14)
Posted on May 1, 2013 | by lactationmatters - Lactation Matters - official blog of the International Lactation Consultant Association
Traveling With Formula, Breast Milk, and Juice
Latest revision: 06 June 2014
Will TSA change rules for breast milk?
By Terry Tang, Associated Press | APRIL 23, 2014
TSA Reaches Tentative Settlement In Breast Milk Lawsuit, Agrees To Clarify Internal Procedures
CBS Los Angeles | April 22, 2014 9:57 AM
TSA Guidelines and Air Travel Tips for Pumping Moms
Breast Pumps Are Allowed
TSA agents sometimes just make up their own rules.
A nursing mother was told by a TSA agent that she couldn't bring a breast pump with empty milk bottles on board the plane, and she was forced to pump in a public bathroom to fill the bottles. The TSA apologized and reiterated that breast milk and breast pumps are allowed to be carried onboard.
F.Y.I. -- if ANY airline gives you ANY problems then you should make sure to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Aviation Consumer Protection and Enforcement agency and this is why:
All complaints are entered in DOT's computerized aviation industry monitoring system, and are charged to the company in question in the monthly Air Travel Consumer Report. This report is distributed to the industry and made available to the news media and the general public so that consumers and air travel companies can compare the complaint records of individual airlines and tour operators. These complaints are reviewed to determine the extent to which carriers are in compliance with federal aviation consumer protection regulations. This system also serves as a basis for rulemaking, legislation and research. Where appropriate, letters and web form submissions will be forwarded to an official at the airline for further consideration.
Complaints are broken down into 3 categories: Safety and Security Complaints / Airline Service Complaints and Comments / Disability and Discrimination Complaints and you can reach all 3 at this link:
You have 3 options when it comes to submitting a complaint: you can call, write or use their web form.