A female police officer who breastfed a starving four-month-old baby after two days without food in a hurricane has been boosted by her bosses in Mexico.
New mum Arizbeth Dionisio Ambrosio had been helping rescue workers after Hurricane Otis devastated beach paradise Acapulco killing nearly 50.
Video footage of her breastfeeding a hungry baby found during the rescue on 29th October amazed social media users.
The footage shows Arizbeth sitting on the steps of a building, lifting her tunic and feeding the ravenously hungry tot.
Arizbeth had just finished her shift when she was approached by the four-month-old baby’s hysterical mother.
She said her son had gone 48 hours without a meal because she couldn’t find any food in the shops
Without hesitating Arizbeth sat down in front of a shop and began breastfeeding the infant.
A statement from her Secretariat of Citizen Security (SSC) said: “After a few minutes and seeing that the minor was satisfied, the citizen thanked the police woman for her support and kindness.”
Now Arizbeth’s boss Pablo Vazquez, head SSC in Mexico City, has promoted her.
He said on X (formerly Twitter) on Monday, 6th November: “For her vocation of service to citizens and for raising the name of the @SSC_CDMX, my colleague Arizbeth Dionisio Ambrosio from the #Zorros Group, who protected the life of a baby in #Acapulco, was promoted.
“Her work is an example of #humanism for everyone.”
Hurricane Otis struck Acapulco as a category five storm on 25th October causing 48 deaths and 48 disappearances so far.