A Mexico City police officer was given a promotion for going above and beyond and offering a baby in need her breastmilk after Hurricane Otis.
According to Sunny Skyz, after the category 5 hurricane decimated areas of Mexico City, Officer Arizbeth Dionisio Ambrosio was deployed to Acapulco on Oct 25.
As a mother herself, she was concerned for the well-being of a 4-month-old baby who was crying out of hunger. The distressed mother was unable to feed the child.
Ambrosio is a nursing mother. She offered to feed the baby some of her milk and the mother happily accepted. A photo was taken of this act of kindness and posted online, where it went viral.
She was promoted from “policía primero” to “suboficial,” and celebrated by Mexico City Security Minister Pablo Vázquez Camacho in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Por su vocación de servicio a la ciudadanía y por poner en alto el nombre de la @SSC_CDMX, mi compañera Arizbeth Dionisio Ambrosio del Agrupamiento #Zorros, quien protegió la vida de un bebé en #Acapulco, fue ascendida. Su labor es un ejemplo de #humanismo para todas y todos.… pic.twitter.com/6rjTYkEo8a
— Pablo Vázquez Camacho (@PabloVazC) November 6, 2023
He said, “For her vocation of service to citizens and for raising the name of the @SSC_CDMX, my colleague Arizbeth Dionisio Ambrosio from the Agrupamiento #Zorros , who protected the life of a baby in #Acapulco , was promoted.”
Camacho also called it “an example of #humanismo for everyone.”
The CDC noted, “Breastfeeding is the best source of nutrition for most babies.”
It is known to prevent short and long-term illnesses and diseases.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has also reported that breastfeeding also reduces the risk of SIDS, and the Cleveland Clinic said that breastfeeding also promotes healthy weight gain and proper digestion.
In the United States, multiple breastmilk banks have been developed for nursing mothers to donate healthy milk for mothers who cannot breastfeed and babies in need.
The Human Milk Banking Association of North America was formed in 1985 and also serves Canada.
Themilkbank.com takes breastmilk donations to be given to NICU babies in hospitals.
In addition, mothersmilk.org has been taking breastmilk donations and dispersing them to infants in need since 1974. Its website states, “Our vision is to contribute to the best start in life for all babies.”
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