Generous Air Hostess Breastfeeds Stranger’s Crying Baby on Board
A generous air hostess stepped in to breastfeed a crying baby after the child’s mother ran out of milk on a flight.
Patrisha Organo, 24, was on an early-morning flight from the Philippines when she recognised trauma in the baby’s cry.
She approached the mum, who had run out of formula milk, and kindly offered to breastfeed the infant herself in another part of the cabin.
Patrisha said: ‘As soon as I heard the child’s cry, I knew there had to be something that I could do to help.
‘When the mother told me that she no formula milk for the child, and I knew that there was none on board, I knew I had to help.
‘I knew that I could offer my own milk, as I had been breastfeeding my young child myself, so offered up my services.
‘The mother of the child was so thankful for me helping, as she had been at the airport since 9.00pm the previous night.
‘As soon as the baby started rooting and feeding from me, I saw the relief on the mother’s eyes and eventually her daughter fell asleep.’
Before leaving the plane, the grateful mother continued to thank the flight attendant for helping her when she was at her most vulnerable.
She added: ‘After I had breastfed the baby I escorted her and her mother back to their seat.
‘But later on, just before I left, the mother sincerely thanked me for all of my help.
‘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.
‘I breastfed a stranger’s baby in flight, and I am just so thankful for the gift of a mother’s milk at times of need.’