Published: Sun, November 11, 2018
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Flight attendant breastfeeds stranger's infant aboard plane

Flight attendant breastfeeds stranger's infant aboard plane

A Filipina flight attendant is being praised online after she helped a passenger by breastfeeding her baby.

Amid a trip on November 6, Patrisha Organo heard an infant crying in the lodge and moved toward the mother of the youngster, proposing she feed her child.

She approached the mother and found she had run out of formula milk, before taking it upon herself to feed the child in the gallery. The mother said she had run out of her formula milk. "Passengers started looking and staring at the tiny, fragile crying infant", Organo shared.

As soon as I could help the baby and the mother I felt so happy - I cannot put into words how fulfilled I felt. But flying without breast milk or formula on hand to satiate a hungry baby makes for an especially stressful situation.

Organo took to Facebook to share the heartwarming story: "Yesterday, I was scheduled for a check flight to be qualified as a Cabin Crew Evaluator".

'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'.

"The baby started rooting, she was so hungry", Organo wrote.

Organo remembers recognising the look of relief in the mother's eyes as the baby was finally able to eat. "I continued to feed the baby until she fell asleep".

After the baby was satisfied, Organo escorted the mother and child back to their seat.

She added that she could relate with the baby's cry because she has a nine months old baby, Jade.

"The mother of the child was so thankful for me helping, as she had been at the airport since 9.00pm the previous night", she explained. Her Facebook post featured a photo of her holding the passenger's baby, but she edited the picture to obscure the baby's face so as to protect "her family's privacy".

Flight attendants get called on to do all sorts of things in the air.

The moving post has gone insane viral, wracking up 6.6K comments and 30,889 shares since it was shared on November 7.

"In my early days of breastfeeding, I would really like to give up, but because I have the strong support of my husband, I kept going", she said to Yahoo Lifestyle.

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