Police Officer Gets Promotion For Breastfeeding Starving Baby After Hurricane Otis
Mexico City police officer Arizbeth Dionisio Ambrosio is being recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty to save an infant in the aftermath of Hurricane Otis. According to SUNNY SKYZ, following the devastating Category 5 storm, Ambrosio was deployed to Acapulco, where she encountered a four-month-old baby boy who was very hungry and distressed.
A mother of three herself, Ambrosio recognized the dire situation and the mother’s inability to feed her baby, so Ambrosio offered to nurse the infant. The selfless act of compassion was captured in a photo which has gone viral, leading to widespread praise of the officer’s actions.
Breastfeeding another person’s baby, also known as cross-nursing or wet nursing, has been a common practice throughout history and across cultures. In some cases, it is a necessity when a mother is unable to produce enough breast milk or is absent. However, it is important to note that this practice carries both benefits and risks.
On the one hand, cross-nursing can provide important nutrition and immune-boosting benefits to the baby being fed. On the other hand, there is a risk of transmitting infections or diseases between the two babies, and there may be social or cultural stigmas attached to the practice. It is important for mothers to consider the risks and benefits of cross-nursing carefully. It seems in this situation though, the mother had no choice.
In recognition of her extraordinary display of humanity, the 33-year-old officer has been promoted from “Policía Primero” to “Suboficial.” Mexico City Security Minister Pablo Vázquez Camacho commended Ambrosio for her dedication to service and for her role in saving the baby’s life on social media. He’s calling her act of compassion an outstanding example of humanism.