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Policewoman Breastfeeds Abandoned Baby

As a law enforcement officer, finding an abandoned newborn baby in the forest has got to be one of the worst things you can experience. But when Colombian policewoman and new mother Luisa Fernanda Urrea encountered that exact scenario, she immediately flew into supermom mode and saved the day.

Urrea had been called into the forests of La Marina, Colombia, when locals reported finding an infant that was so newly born that she still had her umbilical cord attached. Upon arrival, she immediately recognized the danger the baby was in and began breastfeeding her. Medical professionals say that without that intervention the baby would've succumbed to starvation or hypothermia.

The amazing mom told local media, "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."

According to local police commander Javier Martin, the baby girl was treated quickly and is now in "good health."

The baby is now in the care of Colombian Institute of Family Welfare, while they search for an adoptive family.

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