Flight attendant breastfeeds passenger's baby, photo goes viral

A Philippines Airlines flight attendant breastfed a stranger's hungry baby mid-flight.                        Ted Aljibe  AFP  Getty Images

A Philippines Airlines flight attendant breastfed a stranger's hungry baby mid-flight. Ted Aljibe AFP Getty Images

Patrisha Organo said she was being evaluated for a promotion during a Tuesday morning Philippine Airlines domestic flight and everything was going smoothly until she heard an infant's cry.

Basically, upon hearing the distressed baby, Organo went to check on the mother - and soon discovered the exhausted mother was out of formula.

Tearfully, the mother told Organo her baby was hungry but she'd run out of formula.

Though breast milk may not be on the ordinary in-flight menu, this stewardess was more than happy to offer up some nourishment for an anxious mother and her crying infant. "Passengers started looking and staring at the tiny, fragile crying infant", Organo shared.

"I felt a pinch in my heart", she continued. There's no formula milk on board.

'I knew that I could offer my own milk, as I had been breastfeeding my young child myself, so offered up my services.

Organo said the flight's supervisor, Sheryl Villaflor, took the mother to a private part of the plane so that she could be there while Organo breastfed the baby.

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

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I would imagine that being the mother of a crying baby is hard anywhere, at any time.

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

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

"I absolutely love this, I've often dreamed of being able to help out with my milk to another mother in need ❤ your a hero", one commented.

Organo said she knew this flight would be special as it was her first one as a qualified Crew Evaluator. Organo chose to breastfed the passenger's baby herself.

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.

"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 says. For this selfless, generous act, she absolutely deserves all the praise coming her way.

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