Delta's breastfeeding tweets to mother ignites social media firestorm

A woman who was told over Twitter she must cover up while breastfeeding on her upcoming flight has ignited a social-media firestorm.

Lindsay Jaynes, who used the Twitter handle @ClassicHippie, tweeted @DeltaAssist last week to ask about the company's breastfeeding policy.

"@DeltaAssist What's your breast feeding policy? I'll be flying with my 10wk old son and he won't nurse with a cover or take a bottle. Thanks," tweeted Jaynes.

Delta responded, "@ClassicHippie I Lindsay unfortunately you are not able to breast feed if you don't have a cover up. I'm sorry. *SD"

Jaynes told Delta that her son needed to eat every two hours and the flight was six hours. Then she asked what they would suggest.

Delta responded by suggesting she pump.

"I've tried since he was born to get him to eat from a bottle and he absolutely won't, so that's not an option," Jaynes tweeted.

That conversation got many upset and tweeting Delta.

A few hours later, Delta tweeted that breastfeeding moms are welcome.

"Delta welcomes breastfeeding mothers and babies on our flights. We sincerely apologize for the misinformation," Delta tweeted.

Jaynes said she was appalled at their response and apology.

Delta then called her directly.

"I spoke with @Delta and they apologized and said the employee has been informed of the correct policy," Jaynes tweeted.

Read the tweets on Jaynes twitter page:

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