LPU Alumna hailed for her act of loving kindness when she breastfed a hungry baby inflight
One can’t ever really expect what could happen on any given day on the job, especially one that is loaded, hectic, and rushed. One ordinary Tuesday flight seemed to be extraordinary and exceptional for PAL Flight Attendant Patrisha Camille Organo, who heard a passenger’s baby crying on the flight. For Patricia this is not just a simple situation but a baby crying out loud from hunger,so she did something out of the norm: she breastfed the baby.
Read the incomparable post of Patrisha:
I BREASTFED A STRANGER’S BABY INFLIGHT
Yesteday, 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 Administator 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
Edited baby’s picture for her family’s privacy ❤️
In her interview on Yahoo! Lifestyle, Patrisha mentioned that what she did is never extraordinary “she sees herself as a fellow mom and a breastfeeding advocate. “When I posted that on Facebook, it was to inspire other people and to normalize breastfeeding,” she told Yahoo Lifestyle. It was only after she took a nap and woke up to check her Facebook that she realized the post had gone viral. “I am so overwhelmed with the positive comments!” she says.”
Number of pages in social media and news outlets already featured her story. A true embodiment of LPU Pride, taking the lead not just in their studies and in their work, but also reflects the ideals and values of being a Lycean. We are proud of you Patrisha. #TakeTheLead as a Flight Attendant and as a Breastfeeding Advocate.
Patrisha Camille Santos-Organo is a graduate of AB Foreign Service Major in International Trade, Class of 2014 and a Student Marketing Assistant at the Communication and Public Affairs Department during her time.
Photo Credits to: Patrisha Camille Organo (Facebook) / Yahoo! Lifestyle website / Flyhigh Manila Facebook Page