Lots, I expect. If you’re in a position to help, you help. Before they invented formula, babies of mothers who had issues with milk production would often be fed by women who weren’t their mother, otherwise they’d have starved.
Nevertheless, this PO has a position of honour on my heroes list. In today’s world, with Tweety Twit setting the agenda, anybody who would share what amounts to a scarce resource with another person unknown to them, under very trying circumstances (given the baby’s very poor condition and hygiene) deserves all the accolades and more!
The Geekausaurus has spoken. Pardon me if I have added my opinion in the wrong place - I am a newbie here. Comments are welcome!
Well, some women who could breastfeed wouldn’t “flop out an udder” even for their own babies, so it’s clearly not a universal impulse…
But not unprecedented. This article from 2008 is about a Chinese police officer who breastfed multiple babies after an earthquake. It may be that people who are drawn to public service, like women who become police officers, may be more inclined to give whatever aid they can in an emergency, including breastmilk.
This is a different case from the OP’s, but still a heartwarming tale. The OP’s story was from Argentina and this one featuring an abandoned newborn with umbilical cord still attached is from Colombia.