Police officer who breastfed a malnourished baby at hospital hailed a hero

Argentinian police officer Celeste Jaqueline Ayala was on duty at a Buenos Aires hospital when she heard the incessant cries of a baby there.

She went to investigate and learned that the infant was malnourished. Officer Ayala is the mother of an infant herself, so she sat down and breastfed the hungry baby. Now she is now a hero in the eye of the police department and the public.


Days after the photo went viral, Cristian Ritondo, Vice President of the legislature of Buenos Aires, met with Ayala and promoted her from officer to sergeant.

Ritondo took to Twitter to publicly thank Ayala, writing: "We wanted to thank you

in person for that gesture of spontaneous love that managed to calm the baby's cry."

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