Philippian Airlines stewardess Patrisha Organo is praised for breastfeeding a baby of a passenger after the mother had used up the formula.

In a viral Facebook post shared Wednesday, Organo, 24, says she offered to help the mother after she heard the hungry baby crying.

"After the ascent I heard the baby crying, a cry that makes you want to do something to help, I approached the mother and asked if everything was okay," she wrote. "I tried to tell her that she had to feed her hungry child." With a tender look she told me she had no more milk. "

She continued: "I felt a pinch in my heart. There is no formula milk on board, I thought to myself that there was only one thing I could offer and that is my own milk." And so I offered. "

Her post, which contains a picture of herself holding the baby, has more than 145,000 likes, more than 6,000 responses and has been shared almost 30,000 times.

Organo explained that she and the mother had gone to a private section of the plane to feed the baby

"The baby started to root, she was so hungry", she wrote. "I saw the relief in her mother's eyes, and I continued to feed the baby until she fell asleep." I escorted her back to her chair and just before I left, the mother sincerely thanked me.

Organo told Yahoo that she has a nine-month-old daughter, so she recognizes the difference between "a cry of hunger, a cry of sleepiness, or a cry of something else."

USA TODAY reached out to the airline for comment

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