A kind air hostess helped breastfeed a stranger’s crying baby after the mother ran out of baby formula during a flight.
Patrisha Organo, 24, was working on an early morning domestic flight in the Philippines when she heard the baby’s cries. She investigated and found out that the baby’s formula had finished and the mum was at her wit’s end. So she offered to help breastfeed the infant in another part of the cabin.
Patrisha has a nine-month-old baby called Jade, so said she knew the mum’s troubles.
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 had 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 had been at the airport since the night before, which was why she ran out of formula milk for her baby. She was so thankful for Patrisha’s help and said as much, especially after the satisfied baby 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.
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.