A Police Officer in Colombia is being hailed as a hero after saving the life of an abandoned baby using nothing but quick thinking, compassion, and her breasts.
According to media reports, “Police officer Luisa Fernanda Urrea was called to the scene after a newborn girl was discovered in the woods, crying in the undergrowth with part of her umbilical cord still attached. That’s when her maternal instincts kicked in. The girl was starving and at risk of hypothermia after being exposed, so Urrea, a new mother herself, jumped into action and breastfed the baby from her own milk, saving her life.”
“I’m a new mother and I have milk, and I recognized the needs that this poor little creature had… I think any woman would have given her nourishment in the same circumstances,” Urrea told reporters.
Authorities said: “It was a heroic act of compassion. The baby has been placed in the custody of the Colombian Family Welfare Institute where she awaits adoption. Police have not yet located the birth mother, who may be facing criminal charges.”
Video of the heartwarming moment was uploaded to Facebook where it has gone viral. The incredible footage is an important reminder of what a miraculous gift breastfeeding is, even if some people insist on treating it like a shameful secret.
Luckily, Colombia doesn’t treat breastfeeding as some form of public indecency, and in this case, it saved a precious life.
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