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Breastfeeding Flight Attendant on Philippine Airlines Flight Steps In To Feed Passenger’s Hungry Baby

Claire Reid

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Breastfeeding Flight Attendant on Philippine Airlines Flight Steps In To Feed Passenger’s Hungry Baby

A flight attendant stepped in and breast-fed a crying baby when her mum ran out of formula milk in-flight.

Twenty-four-year-old Patrisha Organo was on a Philippine Airlines domestic flight earlier this week when she spotted the baby crying hysterically.

Patrisha approached the mum to check everything was OK and was told that they had ran out of milk and the little one was getting a tad hungry.

Flight attendant Patrisha Organo, who breast fed a passenger's baby on flight. Credit: Caters
Flight attendant Patrisha Organo, who breast fed a passenger's baby on flight. Credit: Caters

Patrisha, who has a nine-month-old little girl called Jade, said: "As soon as I heard the child's cry, I knew there had to be something that I could do to help.

"When the mother told me that she had no formula milk for the child, and I knew that there was none on board, I knew I had to help.

"I knew that I could offer my own milk, as I had been breastfeeding my young child myself, so offered up my services.

"The mother of the child was so thankful for me helping, as she had been at the airport since 9.00pm the previous night.

"As soon as the baby started rooting and feeding from me, I saw the relief on the mother's eyes and eventually her daughter fell asleep."

Flight attendant Patrisha Organo with her daughter Jade. Credit: Caters
Flight attendant Patrisha Organo with her daughter Jade. Credit: Caters

Patrisha, from Manilla, says she is a breast-feeding advocate and was more than happy to help out as she understood how stressful the situation would be for the mum.

"I could only imagine the chaos of those feelings," she explained. "But as a mother myself I knew the stress she would've been going through.

"The helplessness you feel when you cannot feed your hungry child is horrible, so I had to step in.

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"She had been at the airport since the night before so had ran out of milk during the actual flight, which is what caused the baby to cry.

"As soon as I could help the baby and the mother, I felt so happy - I cannot put into words how fulfilled I felt."

Perhaps understandably, Patrisha says that the mum was very grateful to her for feeding her little one and calming her down on the flight. Presumably, the other passengers were delighted, too. Have you ever sat beside a crying baby on a plane?

Adding: "After I had breastfed the baby, I escorted her and her mother back to their seat.

"But later on, just before I left, the mother sincerely thanked me for all of my help.

The baby's mum ran out of milk while on the plane. Credit: Caters
The baby's mum ran out of milk while on the plane. Credit: Caters

"I knew the flight was going to be special to me, as I had just received a promotion in my role, but I didn't realise it would be this special.

"I breastfed a stranger's baby in flight, and I am just so thankful for the gift of a mother's milk at times of need."

Featured Image Credit: Caters

Topics: Breastfeeding, World News, News, Aeroplane, Health

Claire Reid
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