A flight crew went the extra mile for a mother who had run out to feed her on an international flight in the Philippines.
Philippine Airlines airline Patrisha Organo heard an infant cry shortly after starting and "approached her mother and asked if everything was okay," she wrote in a Facebook post, containing a picture of her who kept the infant.
"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 heart", as there was no formula on the plane.
"I thought to myself, that's just one thing I could offer and it's my own milk. And then I offered," she wrote.
A colleague brought the mother to the barrel "where I nursed the baby," organo, describing himself as a breastfeeding advocate, wrote.
"I saw 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 mom thanked me warmly. "
Organo said that she knew the plane would be significant. Not only was she qualified on the plane for the role of cabin crew, but she "also got help."
"Thank you, Lord for the gift of mother's milk," she wrote.
Breastfeeding has many health benefits for babies. According to US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it reduces the risk of certain infections, type 2 diabetes and asthma ̵
However, the US Food and Drug Administration recommends that you check with a doctor before getting a baby breast milk from another mother.
Feeding a baby milk from a non-mother-woman is at risk of exposing the child to infectious diseases, "to chemical contaminants, such as illegal drugs, and to a limited number of prescription drugs that may be in human milk," according to FDAs website.