An emotional thank you note from a mother of baby triplets has gone viral after an airline allowed her to upgrade to first class on a flight for more privacy while she used her breast pump.
There have been so many times we’ve heard about women being shamed while breastfeeding that we have lost count.
But Jenna Dare Evans’ Facebook post has restored our faith in humanity after she revealed Delta Airlines not only supported her using her breast pump on board their plane but went to great lengths to accommodate her.
Jenna is a mother of triplets and was flying from her home in Atlanta, Georgia, to Dallas Love Field airport, when two flight attendants, Kaitlin and Loretta, took her aside.
Not only did the helpful pair allow her to move to an empty seat in first class, but they also offered her snacks and drinks while she used her breast pump.
The former nurse turned stay-at-home-mum explained that as a breastfeeding mother to three babies it is ‘important that I not miss a breast-pumping session.’
And proving that perhaps it wasn’t just a random act of kindness from the two attendants but a company policy to support new mums, on her return flight Jenna was also offered another first-class seat to continue breast pumping.
Clearly impressed by the assistance, Jenna explained that the actions taken by the staff had made ‘being away from my babies a bit more bearable.’
Jenna added; ‘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.’
Since Jenna shared her heartfelt thank you note to her Facebook page last week it has been shared over 3,000 times as it resonated with mums around the world and attracted nearly 700 comments.
Even Delta has responded, saying; ‘Thank you for sharing this experience with us! We are very happy to hear that Kaitlin and Loretta were able to be there for you when needed. We would love to recognize them and pass your kinds words along as we know they would be very touched and happy to know this.’