Flight Attendant Breastfeeds Stranger’s Baby On Flight
A flight attendant breastfed a stranger’s baby on board a domestic Philippine Airlines flight.
Patrisha Organo, who is a 24-year-old flight attendant and first-time mother, offered to breastfeed the passenger’s baby after her mother ran out of formula.
“I heard an infant’s cry, a cry that will make you want to do anything to help,” Organo wrote in a Facebook post along with a photo of her cradling the child. “I approached the mother and asked if everything’s okay, I tried to tell her to feed her hungry child. Teary-eyed, she told me that she ran out of formula milk. Passengers started looking and staring at the tiny, fragile crying infant.”
“I felt a pinch in my heart,” she continued. “There’s no formula milk onboard. I thought to myself, there’s only one thing I could offer and that’s my own milk. And so I offered.”
Organo said she took the mother to a private part of the plane so that she could be there while she breastfed the baby.
“The baby started rooting, she was so hungry,” Organo wrote.
“I saw the relief on her mother’s eyes. I continued to feed the baby until she fell asleep. I escorted her back to her seat and just before I left, the mother sincerely thanked me,” she added.
The flight attendant herself has a 9-month-old baby at home.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that using breast milk from another mother might be with risky and it is best to consult the child’s doctor.