Flight attendant breastfeeds passenger's crying baby

Philippine Airlines

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In her Facebook post, stewardess Patrisha Organo said she heard a faint cry of an infant as their Philippine Airlines (PAL) domestic flight took off early morning of November 6.

The line administrator then led the baby's mother to a private area where Organo could feed the infant.

The baby was now crying so loudly, other passengers were turning to stare at the passenger and her child - so Organo, who is a new mother herself, volunteered to help in a way that only mothers can do.

I would imagine that being the mother of a crying baby is hard anywhere, at any time. I could offer it - and I did.

As per the World Health Organization, moms ought to assess their individual conditions when choosing if their infant requires breastmilk or another sustenance source, such as formula.

"Thank you, Lord, for the gift of mother's milk", she wrote.

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

Feeding a baby milk from a woman who is not the mother risks exposing the child to infectious diseases, "to chemical contaminants, such as some illegal drugs, and to a limited number of prescription drugs that might be in the human milk", according to the FDA's website.

"I felt a pinch in my heart", she wrote. There's no formula milk onboard. I thought that this flight's gonna be so special as this is a big step.

"I breastfed a stranger's baby inflight", she said.

Organo, who has a almost six-month-old daughter, said her line administrator led the passenger to the galley where she then breastfed the woman's baby until she fell asleep.

"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", she said. With almost 34,000 shares, at the time of writing, Organo has been showered with lot of love. "But as a mother myself I knew the stress she would've been going through. I escorted her back to her seat and just before I left, the mother sincerely thanked me".

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