An air hostess went the extra mile to a mother who had left the formula to feed her baby on…
An air hostess went the extra mile to a mother who had left the formula to feed her baby on a domestic flight in the Philippines.
Philippine Airlines flight attendant Patrisha Organo heard an infant cry just after start and “approached the mother and asked if everything was okay,” she wrote in a Facebook letter, containing a picture of her who held the child.
“Teary-eyed, she [the mother] told me she ran out of formal milk.” Organo wrote about Tuesday’s flight.
Organo, who has a young daughter at home, said she felt a “pinch of my heart” because there was no formula on the planet.
“I thought to myself, there’s only one thing I could offer and it’s my own milk. And so I offered,” she wrote.
A colleague took the mother to the church “where I nursed the child,” “Organo, describing herself as a nursing advocate, wrote.”
“I looked at 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 said she knew the flight would be significant. Not only was she qualified on the flight for the role of cabin crew evaluator but she “also got help”.
“Thank you, Lord for the gift of mother milk,” she wrote.
Breastfeeding has many health benefits for infants. According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the risk of certain infections, type 2 diabetes and asthma reduces ̵
1; just to name a few.
But the US Food and Drug Administration recommends that you check with a doctor before feeding a baby breast milk from another mother.
Feeding a baby milk from a non-modern woman risks exposing the child to infectious diseases “to chemical contamination, such as illegal drugs and to a limited number of prescription drugs that may be in human milk”, according to the FDA website.