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Police officer breastfeeds crying baby she chanced upon on her way to work

A police officer did not hesitate to breastfeed a hungry baby she chanced upon while on her way to a clean-up drive and feeding program in Quezon City.

According to Marisol Abdurahman's report on "24 Oras," Monday, Lt. Jean Aguada said she heard the sound of a baby crying while she was walking.

She immediately approached the small dwelling where it was coming from and saw a five-month-old child looking uncomfortable.

"His hands were clenched, probably because he was hungry and he had no clothes. He was just wearing a diaper," she said in a mix of English and Filipino.

"I guess I had a mother's instinct because as a mom, you will really feel that he needed help and I saw that his diaper was also full of dirt," she added.

When she saw that the baby was only with his one and two-year-old siblings, she decided to feed the baby herself. She has milk because she is also breastfeeding her own child.

"I transferred my love from my own child. I thought of the child because it’s like it was my baby that I saw," she said.

The breastfeeding went on for about 30 minutes until the baby's parents returned. When they met, Aguada made sure to remind the parents that the children shouldn't be left by themselves.

Aguada's action received lots of praises from netizens after a colleague posted a photo of her online. According to her, however, she was just happy to give temporary care for the child.

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, meanwhile, said that he is proud of Aguada.

"We saw that in any situation, the police are ready to serve. I salute you," he said in Filipino.

Aguada said that she is now more inspired to do better as a police officer and a mother.

—Franchesca Viernes/MGP, GMA News