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Doctors 'too busy' to care: Police officer breastfeeds malnourished baby in Argentina

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Aug 18, 2018, 5:51 pm IST
Updated Aug 18, 2018, 5:51 pm IST
The officer asked doctors for permission to hold the baby and feed him as doctors were too busy to look after him.
Once permission as given Ayala cuddled the baby and started to breastfeed him, after which he stopped crying immediately. (Representational Image/ Pixabay)
 Once permission as given Ayala cuddled the baby and started to breastfeed him, after which he stopped crying immediately. (Representational Image/ Pixabay)

A photo is doing the rounds online where a police officer breastfed a 'malnourished and dirty' baby that was brought into a hospital where she was on guard duty.

According to reports, Celeste Ayala was working at the Sor Maria Ludovica children's hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina when the baby was brought in crying desperately.

 

The officer asked doctors for permission to hold the baby and feed him as doctors were too busy to look after him.

Once permission as given Ayala cuddled the baby and started to breastfeed him, after which he stopped crying immediately.

MailOnline in a report, cited local media where 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. It was a sad moment, it broke my soul seeing him like this, society should be sensitive to the issues affecting children, it cannot keep happening.'”

 

A friend of the officer, Marcos Heredia, says that the hospital staff called the baby 'dirty', but that Ayala was not concerned. He took a picture of her breastfeeding the hungry baby and shared it online.

Posting with the picture, he wroye, “I want to make public this great gesture of love you made today for this little baby who you did not know, but for who you did not hesitate to act like a mother. You did not care if he was dirty, which is what the hospital staff called him. Good job mate.”

The photo received more than 141,000 likes, 104,000 shares and almost 300 admiring comments.

 

According to local media, the baby is the younger brother of six siblings from a single mother who is in a dire situation.

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