A police officer in Colombia is receiving praise for saving a child's life when she went above and beyond the call of duty. In order to save an abandoned baby girl, she breastfed her.
Officer Luisa Fernanda Urrea said of her act, "I think any woman would have given her nourishment in the same circumstances."
Earlier this week, a baby with its umbilical cord still attached was discovered near a remote forest village in Colombia. A woman who was nearby heard crying and thought it was a cat, but was shocked to see it was a baby girl.
When Officer Luisa Fernanda Urrea arrived on the scene, she noticed the child was on the verge of hypothermia and appeared to be starving.
So without question, she did what she said had to be done.
She breastfed the newborn until paramedics arrived.
The officer, who is a new mother herself, told the media, she recognized the condition of the child and that she believed any other woman who was in the same position as her would do the same.
Doctors credit her with saving the baby's life.
According to local media, the baby girl had "some lacerations" and suffered from hypothermia, but otherwise was in good health.
The baby was placed in the care of the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare, where officials hope she will quickly find a loving family.
Meanwhile, police are looking for the mother, who may face charges of attempted murder.