Air hostess breastfeeds passenger’s crying baby on fight

Daniel Fowler
November 11, 2018

Organo, a new mother, switched gears from flight attendant into mom mode when she heard a crying baby mid-flight.

She approached the mother and found she had run out of formula milk, before taking it upon herself to feed the child in the gallery.

As other passengers stared at the crying infant, Organo said she made a decision to assist the mother in the only way she knew how.

"The helplessness you feel when you can not feed your hungry child is awful, so I had to step in". Sadly, there was no formula milk on the flight which meant feeding the hungry crying infant was not going to be possible.

"I knew that I could offer my own milk, as I had been breastfeeding my young child myself, so offered up my services". Rather than leave her to handle the baby alone, Organo took her help a step further and brainstormed a solution.

Indeed, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that giving a baby breast milk from another mother can pose health risks.

Flight attendant Patrisha Organo, who breast fed a passenger's baby on flight.

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Patrisha Organo, 24, breastfeeding a strangers child during a flight.

Before leaving the plane, the grateful mother continued to thank the flight attendant for helping her when she was at her most vulnerable.

The passenger and her baby had been at the airport since 9.00pm the previous night, and Patrisha stepped in to help by breastfeeding the baby. On November 6, she was scheduled to undergo a "check flight" to be able to qualify as Evaluator, which is one of the duties of an Assistant Line Administrator.

The line administrator then led the baby's mother to a private area where Organo could feed the infant. "I felt a pinch in my heart", she wrote. "I escorted her back to her seat and just before I left, the mother sincerely thanked me".

A colleague brought the mother to the galley "where I breastfed the baby", Organo, who describes herself as a breastfeeding advocate, wrote.

As of this posting, Organo's Facebook entry has garnered over 91,000 reactions, 17, 629 shares, and over 3,500 comments. For this selfless, generous act, she absolutely deserves all the praise coming her way.

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