Being a breastfeeding mother can be a challenging task. From cluster feeding, to middle-of-the-night feedings, to engorgement, discomfort and embarrassment, we have to deal with it all while trying to give our babies the nutrition they need.
It gets especially challenging when we're traveling because whether we have our baby with us or not, we still continue to produce milk.
That lead one breastfeeding mother to get upset with airport staff after a male staff member walked in on her in the bathroom.
Sophie McBain, a freelance journalist shared her experience on Twitter while she was traveling without her baby. She needed a private place to pump excess breast milk that had built up and airport staff directed her to the baby changing room.
Feel a bit upset @HeathrowAirport - I’m a breastfeeding mother traveling without my baby & needed to express milk. I asked staff where I could do this in private and they suggested the baby changing room. So I used it, feeling a bit bad to be occupying the room for 20mins but...— Sophie McBain (@SEMcBain) January 21, 2018
That's when someone came over to use the baby change room and she didn't hear the knock over the sound of her pump.