Meet Police Officer Luisa Fernanda Urrea from Columbia. A woman trying her best to do her job as not just a police officer, but as a new mother as well. So when she got a call about an abandoned baby in the woods she responded as quickly as she could.
The baby was alone and crying, with the umbilical cord still attached. Urrea immediately swaddled the baby and listened to it’s cries. It was hungry. This new mother knew exactly what she needed to do in that moment, so she whipped out her breast and allowed the little girl to eat!
It’s a shame breastfeeding is seen more than just what it is. If it wasn’t for Officer Urrea’s quick thinking and being a new mother herself, that baby may not have lived past that day. Video of the heartwarming moment was uploaded to Facebook:
Urrea told 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.
It’s an important reminder of what a miraculous gift breastfeeding is, even if some people insist on treating it like a shameful secret. But even the most prudish milk-shamer, who thinks that babies should only drink Gatorade and bras should be padlocked by the government, would have to agree: this cop did good. If she had been more “modest,” that baby wouldn’t be alive today.
It’s a shame breastfeeding is seen more than just what it is. If it wasn’t for Officer Urrea’s quick thinking and being a new mother herself, that baby may not have lived past that day.