A police officer in Colombia has been credited with saving an abandoned baby's life in an unexpected but beautiful way.
Cop Luisa Fernanda Urrea was called to a Colombian forest settlement where the baby had been found by an orange collector who originally thought the newborn was a cat. When Urrea arrived, things looked dire for the infant. Her umbilical cord was still attached, and she was starving and at risk of hypothermia. While Urrea waited for an ambulance to arrive, she began breastfeeding her.
Urrea said, "I’m a new mother and I have milk and I recognized the needs that this poor little creature had."
She added, "I think any woman would have given her nourishment in the same circumstances."
Thankfully, the baby has since been treated, is in good health, and is being cared for by the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare, which is searching for an adoptive home.
Now this is a cop who knows how to go beyond the call of duty!
Police officer saved baby's life by breastfeeding it while waiting for ambulance https://t.co/cRhbb012LW— Metro (@MetroUK) January 14, 2016
Police officer saved baby's life by breastfeeding it while waiting for ambulance https://t.co/cRhbb012LW
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