Policewoman breastfeeds suspects baby while mum attends trial

A hungry 4-month old baby, whose mother was charged with fraudulent fund-raising, illegally absorbing public deposit and crime concealment with 33 other people, got breastfed by Hao Lina, a policewoman in China , an act that has touched the hearts of millions.

This happened at Shanxi Jinzhong Intermediate People’s Court in Central China, after Lina Hao showed concern after the accused’s baby began to cry during the trial. With the permission of the mother, Ms. Hoa, also a new mother, was left in charge of the defendant’s child who she breastfed.

Ms. Hao continued, before asking the mother’s permission to comfort her child. Following this, Ms. Hao found a quiet corner with the child and breastfed the baby. While Ms. Hao was merely thinking of the child’s wellbeing, another colleague of Ms. Hao was touched by her generosity and captured the moment on film.

‘The baby wouldn’t stop crying and we were all worried,’ said Ms Hao. ‘I am a new mother, I could feel how anxious the child’s mother would have been. All I thought about was to try my best and comfort the tiny baby.’

The baby’s gender has not been revealed. The baby’s mother, Lee Moumou, was so touched by Ms. Hao’s generosity that she cried after she left the court. Ms. Moumou pleaded guilty to the charges.

Commenting on the praises she had received from the public, a humble Ms Hao said: ‘I believe every police officer would do the same. If I had been the mother, I would have hoped someone to help my baby too.’

The pictures of Ms. Hao were posted to the court’s official website and social media accounts before it was featured across China’s various news publications.

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