A female police officer has been praised for going beyond the call of duty by breastfeeding an abandoned baby.
Luisa Fernanda Urrea, an officer and new mother, was dispatched to a remote forrest settlement in Columbia where an infant had been discovered in the undergrowth.
The baby was starving to death and at risk of hypothermia when they found her. So as they waited for the ambulance to arrive, Luisa breastfed the child. local media: ‘I’m a new mother and I have milk and I recognised the needs that this poor little creature had.’
Luisa told local media: ‘I’m a new mother and I have milk and I recognised the needs that this poor little creature had.’
She added: ‘I think any woman would have given her nourishment in the same circumstances.’
Local police said the baby was so recently born she still had part of her umbilical cord attached.
The infant is now being cared for by the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare (ICBF), who are searching for an adoptive family.