A flight attendant went the additional mile for a mom who had run out of formulation to feed her baby on a home flight within the Philippines.
Philippine Airlines’ flight attendant Patrisha Organo heard an toddler crying quickly after takeoff and “approached the mother and asked if everything’s okay,” she wrote in a Facebook submit, which included an image of her holding the toddler.
“Teary-eyed, she [the mother] told me that she ran out of formula milk,” Organo wrote of Tuesday’s flight.
Organo, who has a younger daughter at dwelling, mentioned she felt a “pinch in my heart” as there was no formulation on the aircraft.
“I thought to myself, there’s only one thing I could offer and that’s my own milk. And so I offered,” she wrote.
A colleague introduced the mom to the galley “where I breastfed the baby,” Organo, who describes herself as a breastfeeding advocate, 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.”
Organo mentioned she knew the flight was going to be important. Not solely was she certified on that flight for the position of cabin crew evaluator however she additionally “got to help.”
“Thank you, Lord for the gift of mother’s milk,” she wrote.
Breastfeeding has numerous health benefits for infants. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it lowers the dangers of some infections, Type 2 diabetes and bronchial asthma — to call however just a few.
But the US Food and Drug Administration recommends checking with a physician earlier than feeding a baby breast milk from one other mom.
Feeding a baby milk from a girl who will not be the mom dangers exposing the kid to infectious illnesses, “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.