A flight attendant on a Philippine Airlines plane went the extra mile and helped a struggling mother out by nursing her young baby.
Parents know the struggle of taking their baby on a flight, especially if the flight is a long one. It is hard to keep the baby occupied and happy. A young mother’s worst fear came true when she went on a Philippine Airlines with her new baby. The young baby started crying right after take off. The infant was not breastfed and the mother ran out of formula for the little one.
A flight attendant, Patrisha Organo, heard the baby crying and approached the passenger. She asked the young mother, who was clearly frazzled, if everything was okay. The mother informed Organo that her daughter was hungry and she ran out of formula. Organo offered to feed the young baby because she would be able to breastfeed her. The mother agreed.
A line administrator on the flight escorted the mother and her baby to the galley. Organo mentioned how hungry the little baby was because she immediately started rooting for the breast even though she didn’t even know Organo. The mother was almost in tears as she watched her daughter calm down and finally be satisfied. Organo said that she was able to feed the little baby until the infant fell asleep in her arms. The young mother was so overly grateful and continually thanked Organo for her gesture. She was so worried when she ran out of formula and began to panic knowing the flight was very long. Thankfully Organo was able to breastfeed and was willing to help the baby eat.
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For many mothers breastfeeding isn’t an option, or some mothers choose to formula feed. Whatever the reason for not choosing to breastfeed, we know that fed is best. This young baby on the flight just needed to be fed whether it be formula, or breastmilk. One great benefit to breastfeeding is your breasts are always with you and so is your milk. This poor mother ran out of formula and probably thought she was going to have to listen to her child cry the whole flight, but thankfully a flight attendant was able to help her out. Organo was very happy to be able to help out one her passengers in that way. She said it was an awesome experience.
Of course, feeding an infant with someone else’s breastmilk is not recommended, but we are glad that this woman stepped up in a time of need.