Planet China

Feed on demand

New mothers often have to multi-task. But a mother in the city of Yuzhou in China’s central Henan province has taken the art to a new level: breastfeeding her son while driving her scooter down city streets. According to the widely-viewed video online, the plucky mum is seen weaving her way though heavy traffic when her infant son begins to get fractious. In response she simply lifts up her T-shirt and pops him on her breast.

The woman was eventually pulled over by the police and threatened with confiscation of her scooter if she continued to feed him on the move. However, her crime seems to have been breastfeeding in public, it was noted by netizens, not the fact that neither she nor her son were wearing helmets.

Another video that went viral on the Chinese internet last year showed how a father solved the problem of getting his child, a pushchair and his motorbike home all at the same time. His solution? He put the child in the buggy, put the buggy in front of the bike, and pushed it in front of him as he rode all the way home.

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