Flight Attendant Breastfeeds Passenger's Baby After She Runs Out of Formula: 'I Had to Step In'
Philippines Airlines flight attendant Patrisha Organo explained she knew how helpless the baby's mother must have felt and was compelled to step in.
A mother’s love knows no bounds – even when it comes to the youngest passengers on this Philippines Airlines flight.
Flight attendant Patrisha Organo was recently photographed nursing a passenger’s fussy baby on the flight after the baby’s mom ran out of formula.
“I could only imagine the emotional chaos the mother would have been going through – it’s more distressing when you’re stuck inside a plane and can’t get off,” Organo told InsideEdition.com. “The helplessness you feel when you cannot feed your hungry child is horrible, so I had to step in.”
Organo explained that she has a 9-month-old daughter of her own, whom she breastfeeds and pumps for on flights when they’re apart.
“In my early days of breastfeeding, I would really like to give up,” she said. “It was a storm of emotion, and without my husband’s support, I could never do breastfeeding.”
Which was why she felt so compelled to help another mother feed her baby in their time of need.
“As a mother, I could relate,” Organo said. “That empathy comes from your own personal journey with breastfeeding, which was not always an easy one.”
She explained she shared her story on Facebook to inspire other breastfeeding mothers but insisted her kind gesture didn’t need any praise.
“As a flight attendant, it is my job to provide passenger’s needs, even if it means going beyond your duty,” Organo said. “I can still remember the look of relief in the mother’s eyes as the baby was finally able to eat. I felt so happy – I cannot put in words how fulfilled I felt.”
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