Mother ‘told to prove lactation’ at Frankfurt airport

Source: BBC

By Tessa Wong

A woman has filed a complaint with German police alleging she was told to squeeze her breast at airport security to prove she was lactating.

Gayathiri Bose told the BBC she was “humiliated” by the experience and would explore formal legal action.

She said police at Frankfurt Airport were suspicious because she was carrying a breast pump but travelling without her baby.

German police declined to comment to the BBC on the specific allegations.

But they said such measures were “clearly” not part of routine procedure.

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