Colombian Police Officer Breastfeeds Abandoned Baby
The baby’s umbilical cord was still attached.
Edinora Jimenez was out in the fields of a remote forest in Colombia when she heard the squeal of what she thought was a cat. “I was collecting oranges when I heard something crying,” Jimenez said. What she discovered was a newborn baby girl who still had part of her umbilical cord attached. The baby had some scratches and was suffering from hypothermia. Shocked, Jimenez called the police.
Luisa Fernanda Urrea, a police officer and new mother, came out to the scene and saw that the cold and starving baby needed quick medical attention, so she called an ambulance. While she waited for the medics to arrive, she took the baby to her breast and fed her. Urrea would later tell the local media, “I’m a new mother and I have milk and I recognized the needs that this poor little creature had.”
The baby was taken to a local hospital, and according to local police commandant, Javier Martin, the baby is in good health. “The girl had some lacerations and was suffering from hypothermia,” Martin said. “However, she was treated quickly and is now in good health.” After being discharged from the hospital, the baby is under the care of the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare (ICBF). Police are looking for the baby’s parents, who will most likely be brought up on charges of attempted homicide.