Breastfeeding has many benefits to the health and well-being of a child. A new story further shows the "wonders" of breastfeeding when a police officer saved a newborn baby's life by breastfeeding her until the ambulance arrived.
According to Fox News, police officer Luisa Fernanda Urrea responded to the scene at a remote forest settlement in Colombia after Edinora Jimenez called the police -- telling them she found an abandoned baby girl.
"I was collecting some oranges when I heard something crying," said Jimenez. "I thought it was a cat until I looked closer and saw that it was a baby girl."
When Luisa Fernanda Urrea responded to the scene and saw that the newborn baby girl was starving and at risk for hypothermia, the kind-hearted police officer helped the baby by breastfeeding her until the paramedics arrived.
"I'm a new mother and I have milk and I recognized the needs that this poor little creature had," Urrea told Central European News. The report also said that the abandoned newborn baby girl is now under the care of the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare.
Likewise, Huffington Post included in its report that the authorities might now be looking for the infant's birth mother to charge her of a crime. "We could be dealing with a case of attempted homicide, although it's the prosecutor who will decide the charge," orphanage director Jhon Arley Murillo said.
Breastfeeding is a very important factor in the overall health and wellbeing of a baby because of its several benefits. More than the bond it strengthens between the mother and the baby, breastfeeding provides a stronger and more responsive immune system while it also lowers the risks for asthma, allergies, ear infections, respiratory diseases and other episodes of diarrhea, as identified by WebMD.
Mothers are also encouraged to breastfeed their children for six straight months after giving birth without the use of formula feeding for better results. This belief has been supported by many researches and further recommended by many health professionals and childcare specialists.
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