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Flight attendant breastfed passenger’s baby midflight after mother runs out of formula

Philippine Airlines flight attendant Patrisha Organo went above and beyond the call of duty on Tuesday when she breastfed a wailing infant on a domestic flight after the baby’s mother had run out of formula.Organo described the incident to Yahoo Lifestyle in a phone call from Manila. It took place during a “check flight,” which would qualify her as a cabin…

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flight attendant Patrisha Organo went above and beyond the call of duty on Tuesday when she breastfed a wailing infant on a domestic flight after the baby’s mother had run out of formula.” data-reactid=”22″ type=”text”>Philippine Airlines flight attendant Patrisha Organo went above and beyond the call of duty on Tuesday when she breastfed a wailing infant on a domestic flight after the baby’s mother had run out of formula.

 “I thought that this flight’s gonna be so special as this is a big step on my flying career,” she wrote on Facebook.” data-reactid=”23″ type=”text”>Organo described the incident to Yahoo Lifestyle in a phone call from Manila. It took place during a “check flight,” which would qualify her as a cabin crew evaluator, one of the duties required of an assistant line administrator. Organo had recently been promoted to this role. “I thought that this flight’s gonna be so special as this is a big step on my flying career,” she wrote on Facebook.

Passengers started looking and staring at the tiny, fragile crying infant,” Organo recalls of the scene in her Facebook post. “There’s no formula milk onboard. I thought to myself, there’s only one thing I could offer and that’s my own milk.” She informed Sheryl Villaflor, the flight’s line administrator, of her plan — then she approached the mother again. “She said, ‘Yes yes!’ but in her language,” Organo says.” data-reactid=”25″ type=”text”>Organo, who has been a flight attendant for the airline for four years, said she felt like she had to do something. “Passengers started looking and staring at the tiny, fragile crying infant,” Organo recalls of the scene in her Facebook post. “There’s no formula milk onboard. I thought to myself, there’s only one thing I could offer and that’s my own milk.” She informed Sheryl Villaflor, the flight’s line administrator, of her plan — then she approached the mother again. “She said, ‘Yes yes!’ but in her language,” Organo says.

She told Yahoo Lifestyle that empathy comes from her own personal journey with breastfeeding, which was not always an easy one.” data-reactid=”29″ type=”text”>Organo remembers recognizing the look of relief in the mother’s eyes as the baby was finally able to eat. As a mother herself to a 9-month-old daughter, she could empathize. She told Yahoo Lifestyle that empathy comes from her own personal journey with breastfeeding, which was not always an easy one.

The mother was sincerely grateful for the generous gesture, Organo remembers, but she wasn’t the only one piling on the accolades. The photo of the uniformed flight attendant serenely feeding the baby has gone viral, and Facebook users are now hailing Organo’s efforts. The post has been shared more than 21,000 times and has gotten nearly 120,000 reactions — some of love, and some of shock. One commenter mentioned that this incident should prompt airlines to carry formula as a precautionary measure.” data-reactid=”31″ type=”text”>The mother was sincerely grateful for the generous gesture, Organo remembers, but she wasn’t the only one piling on the accolades. The photo of the uniformed flight attendant serenely feeding the baby has gone viral, and Facebook users are now hailing Organo’s efforts. The post has been shared more than 21,000 times and has gotten nearly 120,000 reactions — some of love, and some of shock. One commenter mentioned that this incident should prompt airlines to carry formula as a precautionary measure.

Thank you, Lord for the gift of mother’s milk,” she wrote in her Facebook post, signing off as “Patrisha Organo, Flight Attendant/Breastfeeding Advocate.”” data-reactid=”33″ type=”text”>In case you’re wondering, Organo did get qualified as an evaluator that day — making it her second grand accomplishment on what was undoubtedly a day to remember. “Thank you, Lord for the gift of mother’s milk,” she wrote in her Facebook post, signing off as “Patrisha Organo, Flight Attendant/Breastfeeding Advocate.”

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“Everyone’s fine with [Miley Cyrus’] nipples being out, but if I post a picture of me breastfeeding it’s like, you know, craziness,” she once said, according to The Huffington Post

“You know, I think people are more comfortable sexualizing breasts than relating them to what they were made for, which is feeding another human. It’s crazy.” 

#JamesKnight is now 8 months old! These are the moments a mother lives for. Breastfeeding should not be taboo- and bottle feeding should not be judged- it’s ALL fun for the whole family:)

“What would I do without this beauty squad after the 15 hours flying and only 3 hours of sleep…” she captioned her photo. In 2010,

the model was slammed

for her comments on breastfeeding and mothers.  

According to

Today

, Pink almost got into a fight over the remark someone made about her nursing. “I think breast-feeding is healthy and natural and it’s a comfort to my baby,” she explained. 

“It should be a choice for everyone. I don’t like the idea of breastfeeding being forced on anyone or anyone feeling guilty,” Olivia Wilde, mom to Otis and Daisy, explained to People.

 “[Breastfeeding] is not easy — it’s messy. Like 90 percent of the time you are soaked in milk. It is a difficult thing. But it is, personally for me, a great experience.”

Victoria’s Secret Candice Swanepoel posted in 2016: Many women today are shamed for breastfeeding in public, or even kicked out of public places for feeding their children. I have been made to feel the need to cover up and somewhat shy to feed my baby in public places but strangely feel nothing for the topless editorials I’ve done in the name of art..? The world has been desensitized to the sexualization of the breast and to violence on tv…why should it be different when it comes to breastfeeding? -Breastfeeding is not sexual it’s natural- Those who feel it is wrong to feed your child in public need to get educated on the benefits breastfeeding has on mother and child and intern on society as a whole. 💪🏼💙 👫👭 #mothernature

To People,

Alanis Morissette said: “We live in a very funny society, a society that on one hand says that we’re just a sexual object … and then when this other sort of otherworldly, biological wind-in-the-hair goddess power comes out in the form of feeding our children in a very beautiful, animal way, that can actually be more intimidating.” 

“Breastfeeding is just obviously really convenient with my lifestyle. I don’t know when I’m going to stop [nursing]. I’ll just keep going while I can — he’s getting his teeth so it is a little bit scary. He’s bitten me a few times!” 

she said in 2007 when nursing Kingston,

according to People

Molly Sims captioned a photo of her breastfeeding her third child, Grey: “BREASTFEEDING=JUDGEMENT FREE ZONE! 💙 ” 

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Oil extends slide from 7 percent slump the day before as outlook darkens

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil markets slipped again on Wednesday, extending losses from a 7 percent plunge the previous session as surging supply and the specter of faltering demand scared off investors. FILE PHOTO: Oil pours out of a spout from Edwin Drake’s original 1859 well that launched the modern petroleum industry at the Drake Well…

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil markets slipped again on Wednesday, extending losses from a 7 percent plunge the previous session as surging supply and the specter of faltering demand scared off investors.

FILE PHOTO: Oil pours out of a spout from Edwin Drake’s original 1859 well that launched the modern petroleum industry at the Drake Well Museum and Park in Titusville, Pennsylvania U.S., October 5, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were at $55.50 per barrel at 0514 GMT, down 19 cents from their last settlement.

International benchmark Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 were down 22 cents at $65.25 per barrel.

Crude oil has lost over a quarter of its value since early October in what has become one of the biggest declines since prices collapsed in 2014.

The slump in spot prices has turned the entire forward curve for crude oil upside down.

Spot prices in September were significantly higher than those for later delivery, a structure known as backwardation that implies a tight market as it is unattractive to put oil into storage.

By mid-November, the curve had flipped into contango, when crude prices for immediate delivery are cheaper than those for later dispatch. That implies an oversupplied market as it makes it attractive to store oil for later sale.

Oil markets are being pressured from two sides: a surge in supply and increasing concerns about an economic slowdown.

U.S. crude oil output from its seven major shale basins is expected to hit a record of 7.94 million barrels per day (bpd) in December, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Tuesday.

That surge in onshore output has helped overall U.S. crude production C-OUT-T-EIA hit a record 11.6 million bpd, making the United States the world’s biggest oil producer ahead of Russia and Saudi Arabia.

Most analysts expect U.S. output to climb above 12 million bpd within the first half of 2019.

“This will, in our view, cap any upside above $85 per barrel (for oil prices),” said Jon Andersson, head of commodities at Vontobel Asset Management.

The surge in U.S. production is contributing to rising stockpiles.

U.S. crude stocks climbed by 7.8 million barrels in the week ending Nov. 2 to 432 million as refineries cut output, data from industry group the American Petroleum Institute showed on Tuesday.

The producer cartel of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has been watching the jump in supply and price slump with concern.

OPEC has been making increasingly frequent public statements that it would start withholding crude in 2019 to tighten supply and prop up prices.

“OPEC and Russia are under pressure to reduce current production levels, which is a decision that we expect to be taken at the next OPEC meeting on Dec. 6,” said Andersson.

That puts OPEC on a collision course with U.S. President Donald Trump, who publicly supports low oil prices and who has called on OPEC not to cut production.

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1.1 million Marylanders expected to travel for Thanksgiving

More than 1.1 million Marylanders will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the most in more than a dozen years, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic projections.It’s the fourth straight year the auto club has projected Thanksgiving travel volumes of more than 1 million people in Maryland. Roughly one in every six state residents are expected to…

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More than 1.1 million Marylanders will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, the most in more than a dozen years, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic projections.

It’s the fourth straight year the auto club has projected Thanksgiving travel volumes of more than 1 million people in Maryland. Roughly one in every six state residents are expected to go away between Wednesday and Sunday of the holiday weekend.

“As the economy continues to grow, along with wages, disposable income and household wealth, many Marylanders are feeling enough confidence to not hold back on spending, which is evident by this year’s robust holiday travel forecast,” AAA Mid-Atlantic spokeswoman Ragina Cooper Averella said in a statement.

Most will drive, and low gas prices could be playing a role in their decision, she said.

After hitting a high of $2.99 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline over Memorial Day weekend, the average price at the pump in Maryland had fallen to $2.37 as of Tuesday, according to AAA.

Prices have fallen 30 cents in the last month and 7 cents in the past week. The current average is within 5 cents of the lowest price this year, set March 9.

“Prices could drop even lower, especially if there is a surge in gasoline production after refiners fully restart units from the fall maintenance season, and oil prices continue to remain stable,” Averella said.

If possible, the 91 percent of travelers who are driving to their destinations should try to avoid the early evening commute period next week, which is expected to be the most congested, according to AAA, which worked with INRIX, a global mobility analytics company, on its projections. Sunday is expected to be busy, too.

To avoid the gridlock, Troy Brad, 30, of Glen Burnie, plans to leave for Virginia before sunrise Wednesday, between 5 and 6 a.m.

He’ll spend Thanksgiving with his children and his mother’s and sister’s households, about a dozen family members in total, at a time-share in Massanutten, Va., they bought this summer.

“The whole wolf pack,” Brad called his crew. “It’s going to be a nice family event.”

Kristina Turner will be one of more than 82,000 Marylanders expected to fly for Thanksgiving — although she is taking a little longer than a holiday weekend for her trip.

The 24-year-old, who lives in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood, is headed to Portugal Tuesday for a three-week trip to Barcelona, Paris, London and Brussels with her boyfriend, Sergeant First Class Marion Brawley, during his time off from his deployment in Afghanistan, she said.

Turner said she is more excited to see Brawley than she is worried about long wait times at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

“It’s overdue!” she said.

Nearly 22,000 are expected to travel by train, bus, boat or other mode of transportation, which is roughly flat compared with last year, AAA said.

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