'Heroic' female police officer breastfeeds a malnourished baby

A police officer breastfed a 'malnourished and dirty' baby that was brought into a hospital where she was on guard duty.

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 the doctors for permission to hold and feed him because she could see the baby was hungry and hospital staff were overloaded with work.

A female police officer (pictured) breastfed a malnourished and dirty baby that was brought into a hospital where she was on guard duty

A female police officer (pictured) breastfed a malnourished and dirty baby that was brought into a hospital where she was on guard duty

Celeste Ayala (right) was working at the Sor Maria Ludovica children's hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina when the baby was brought in crying desperately

Celeste Ayala (right) was working at the Sor Maria Ludovica children's hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina when the baby was brought in crying desperately

Permission was given and Ayala cuddled the baby and started to breastfeed him, after which he stopped crying immediately.

Ayala told local media: '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 police officer, Marcos

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