A mother’s instinct

A female police officer who breastfed a malnourished baby in Argentina is trending on Instagram and has been hailed as a hero for her selfless act. Celeste Ayala, an Argentine police officer, was on duty at the Sister Maria Ludovica Children’s Hospital, in Buenos Aires, when she heard a baby crying intensely. She made enquirer and was told the child’s mother was not able to fully provide care for the child who looked malnourished, “smelly and dirty.”

Ayala’s maternal instincts immediately kicked in and she asked staff if she could help the infant. After doctors gave her permission to nurture the infant, she cuddled the baby boy and breastfed him. She later explained that watching the infant cry for attention and food prompted her to take action. She said: “I noticed that he was hungry, as he was putting his hand into his mouth, so I asked to hug him and breastfeed him.

The moment at the hospital in Buenos Aires was photographed by another police officer, Marcos Heredia, who then shared the image on Instagram

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