This Infant Was Abandoned in the Woods and Starving, When a Police Officer Mom Stepped In

When we become moms, we automatically feel more compassion for ALL children, I think—even if they aren’t as delightful and perfect as our own. 🙂 All kidding aside, motherhood changes something deep inside you, as police officer Luisa Fernanda Urrea in Colombia (South America) found out on the job recently.

Officer Urrea was called to the scene of a crime—an infant had been abandoned in the forest and found by a local woman with her umbilical cord still attached. The baby girl was nearing hypothermia and also starving. Without hesitatin, Urrea, a new mom, began nursing the starving girl, ultimately saving her life.

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“I’m a new mother and I have milk, and I recognized the needs that this poor little creature had,” Urrea told her local news. “I think any woman would have given her nourishment in the same circumstances.”

The baby girl is now in the care of the state as they search for an adoptive home for her—and for the parent or parents who abandoned her.

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I have to say, I nursed 3 babies, and I don’t think I would hesitate to give my breast to a child in dire need. They did it all the time before formula, with family members nursing each other’s babies if a mother died or had no milk. I know it seems odd  but I’d totally do it if a baby’s life depended on it. Would you?


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Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor. You can find her at her blog, Mommin' It Up, or follow her on Twitter.