Police officer breastfeeds newborn baby found abandoned in woodsBy Mason White 10:42 AM January 15, 2016
|Police officer breastfeeding the baby|
By: Tanya Malhotra
A police officer saved the life of a newborn baby after breastfeeding the infant until help arrived.
Police in Colombia, said that officers had been called to a remote forest after residents found a starving baby abandoned in the woods with a part of his umbilical cord still attached.
When officers found the baby, they realized that the girl was very hungry. That is when officer Luisa Urrea steeped in.
Urrea, who recently gave birth to her own baby, decided to save the suffering baby by breastfeeding her. Videos showing the officer breastfeeding the newborn baby, were posted to the Internet, where they quickly went viral.
Urrea has been credited by doctors for saving the life of the baby girl as doctors said that she would have succumbed to starvation and hypothermia had she not intervened.
However, the modest Urrea, said: “I am a new mother and have milk, and I recognized the needs that this poor creature had.”
Dinora Jimenez, 59, who found the baby, said that he was picking up some oranges when he heard crying. He thought the sounds were coming from a cat. When he looked closer, he realized that there was a baby on the ground.
Police Commander Javier Martin said that the girl had some lacerations and suffered from hypothermia. “However, she was treated quickly and is now in good health,” he said.
The baby is being cared for by the Colombian Family Welfare Institute. Staffers are looking for a foster home.
Police and health officials are looking for the biological mother of the baby, who could face charges of attempted murder.