There’s nothing more empowering than seeing women supporting other women, especially in times of need.
A new mom was on a flight in the Philippines when she ran out of her infant’s formula. Her baby girl started crying, and she didn’t know what to do. The mother was distraught, and fellow passengers were starting to stare.
That’s when a kind flight attendant stepped in. Patrisha Organo, a cabin crew evaluator, knew exactly what to do. She shared what happened on Facebook:
“Yesterday, I was scheduled for a check flight to be qualified as a Cabin Crew Evaluator. I thought that this flight’s gonna be so special as this is a big step on my flying career.
“Everything went smoothly until after take off, I heard an infant’s cry, a cry that will make you want to do anything to help. 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. 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.
“Ms. Sheryl Villaflor, Line Administrator on my flight, immediately assisted the mother to the galley where I breastfed the baby. The baby started rooting, she was so hungry.
“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.
“I was right, the flight’s gonna be special, so special not only because I got qualified as an Evaluator but I got to help.
“I breastfed a stranger’s baby inflight.
“Thank you, Lord for the gift of mother’s milk.
“Flight Attendant/Breastfeeding Advocate”
Watch the video below to hear Patrisha talk about the event. What a hero!