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Flight attendant praised for breastfeeding passenger’s baby midflight

A flight attendant went out of her way to help a mom who ran out of formula for her infant, on Tuesday, during a domestic Philippine Airlines flight.

Patrisha Organo, a 24-year-old flight attendant and first-time mom, offered to breastfeed the stranger’s baby.

“I heard an infant’s cry, a cry that will make you want to do anything to help,” Organo wrote in a Facebook post along with a photo of her cradling the child.

“I approached the mother and asked if everything’s okay, I tried to tell her to feed her hungry child. Teary-eyed, she told me that she ran out of formula milk. Passengers started looking and staring at the tiny, fragile crying infant.

I felt a pinch in my heart,” she continued. “There’s no formula milk onboard. I thought to myself, there’s only one thing I could offer and that’s my own milk. And so I offered.

The baby started rooting, she was so hungry,” Organo wrote. “I saw the relief on her mother’s eyes. I continued to feed the baby until she fell asleep. I escorted her back to her seat and just before I left, the mother sincerely thanked me,” she added.

Organo, who describes herself as a breastfeeding advocate, has a 9-month-old baby at home.

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