Thursday, 23 May, 2019

Flight attendant: "I breastfed a stranger’s baby inflight"

Patrisha Organo 24 breastfeeding a strangers child during a flight. An air hostess stepped in to breastfeed a stangers crying baby- after the childs mother ran out of milk on a domestic flight Patrisha Organo 24 Patrisha Organo stepped in to feed a stranger’s baby on board a flight
Ginger Lawrence | 11 November, 2018, 00:43

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

"Passengers started looking and staring at the tiny, fragile crying infant", Organo recalls of the scene in her Facebook post.

She informed the flight's line administrator, Sheryl Villaflor, of her plan, and Villaflor assisted the mom to the galley, where the flight attendant breastfed the baby. "And so I offered", Organo continued.

As a mother herself, she could relate.

Before leaving the plane, the grateful mother continued to thank the flight attendant for helping her when she was at her most vulnerable. It turns out that it would be a momentous flight for her in another way.

"The helplessness you feel when you can not feed your hungry child is disgusting, so I had to step in", said the mum-of-one. But suddenly after takeoff, she heard a baby start to cry.

She then approached the mother and offered to breastfeed the passenger's baby. I thought to myself, there's only one thing I could offer and that's my own milk.

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In a later Facebook post depicting the occasion, Organo composed that she "saw the relief on her mother's eyes" when the infant began to drink. The flight attendant was on a "check flight", which would qualify her as a cabin crew evaluator.

Organo, who describes herself as a breastfeeding advocate, has a 9-month-old baby at home.

Patrisha Organo, 24, breastfeeding a strangers child during a flight.

"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", she explained. The post went viral garnering over 96,000 likes, 3,700 comments, and 18,000 shares with Organo touching millions hearts for her kind gesture.

"I could only imagine the chaos of those feelings", she explained.

Indeed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that giving a baby breast milk from another mother can pose health risks. For this selfless, generous act, she absolutely deserves all the praise coming her way.

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