American Airlines took a beating on social media Wednesday, after a Baltimore-area woman said a flight attendant was rude to her and told her to cover up.
The woman says a flight attendant passing her row shook her head at her, then returned saying she needed to put a blanket over her son because there were kids on the flight.
The woman was sitting next to the window, her husband in the middle, and an unrelated 12-year-old in the aisle seat.
The Fort Worth-based airline says it apologized to the mother, and that the flight attendant was only trying to make sure everyone on the flight was comfortable.
But angry breastfeeding moms in Baltimore led a 'feed-in' to protest what happened.
People on Facebook wrote the airline's actions were "unacceptable" and they would make sure their money "does not support a company that treats nursing mothers and babies with so little respect."
American has gotten some support on the social networking site.
Amy Lynn writes, "I'm all for breastfeeding. But public nudity is public nudity - they make covers for that."
North Texas mothers FOX 4 spoke with say they do try to cover up. But when it comes to flying, a happy baby is what's most important to everyone.
"It'll keep him calm and probably the guests will be happy if he's not crying to breastfeed," Nan Ross, a breastfeeding mother, said. "I wouldn't want to cover up if I was just feeding my child.
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