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Police Officer Saves Abandoned Baby by Breastfeeding Her

The Short of It

Officer and new mom Luisa Fernanda Urrea breastfed an abandoned baby and essentially saved her life.

The Lowdown

A woman who was collecting oranges recently found an infant crying alone in a remote forest in Colombia. That's when Officer Urrea, who had just had a baby herself, stepped in to help the freezing, starving newborn, who had been abandoned with part of her umbilical cord still attached.

Urrea explained her decision to breastfeed the little girl to the local news: "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."

The baby is now in the care of Colombian Family Welfare Institute until she can be placed in a permanent home. Meanwhile, authorities are searching for the mother, who may face criminal charges for the attempted murder of the child.

The Upshot

Thankfully, this heartbreaking story has a happier ending than expected; this baby could have died alone in the forest. She sure is lucky Urrea, who happened to be a new mom, arrived when she did. Kudos to this kind officer who gave a newborn a second chance at life.

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