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Asian Cancer Researcher Kicked Off Spirit Airlines Flight for Breastfeeding Son Before Departure

Concert pianist and cancer researcher Mei Rui was traveling from Houston to New York with her 2-year-old son and elderly parents when she said she was kicked off a delayed Spirit Airlines flight for breastfeeding her child.

Rui, who was traveling to New York to participate in a recording for a clinical cancer research study, took her son out of his seat and started breastfeeding the toddler to put him to sleep and keep him from crying.