A flight attendant did everything possible for a mother who ran out of formula to feed her baby on an internal flight in the Philippines.
The flight attendant of Philippine Airlines Patrisha Organo heard a baby crying immediately after takeoff and "approached his mother and asked if everything was fine," he wrote on a Facebook post, which included a photo of she who was holding the baby.
"With eyes full of tears, she [the mother] he told me he finished the formula, "wrote Organ of the flight on Tuesday.
Organ, who has a small daughter at home, said he felt a "pinch in my heart" because there was no formula on the plane.
"I thought about myself, there's only one thing I can offer and this is my milk, and so I offered," he wrote.
A colleague took her mother to the galley "where I nursed her baby," wrote Organo, who describes herself as a supporter of breastfeeding.
"I saw the relief on her mother's eyes, I kept feeding the baby until she fell asleep, I took her to her place and just before leaving, her mother sincerely thanked me."
Organ said it knew the flight would be significant. Not only did he qualify on that flight for the role of cabin crew appraiser, he also "helped".
"Thank you, Lord, for the gift of breast milk," he wrote.
Breastfeeding has numerous health benefits for children. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it reduces the risks of some infections, type 2 diabetes and asthma, to name just a few.
But the US Food and Drug Administration recommends that you check with a doctor before giving a mother's milk from another mother.
Feeding a baby milk from a woman who is not a mother risks exposing the child to infectious diseases, "to chemical contaminants, such as some illegal drugs, and to a limited number of prescription drugs that might be in human milk," according to the FDA website.