Photo of bailiff breastfeeding defendant's baby goes viral in China

Ms Hao Lina, the bailiff of intermediate people’s court in Jinzhong city, North China’s Shanxi province, is a young mother.
Ms Hao Lina, the bailiff of intermediate people’s court in Jinzhong city, North China’s Shanxi province, is a young mother. PHOTO: CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

BEIJING (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A photo of a young bailiff breastfeeding a defendant's baby recently went viral and generated lively discussion.

Ms Hao Lina, the bailiff of intermediate people's court in Jinzhong city, North China's Shanxi province, is a young mother.

During a trial in September, a defendant's four-month-old daughter was in the lounge and Ms Hao was asked to take care of the baby.

However, the baby began crying at nursing time. Her mother was unable to feed her as she was facing trial. Seeing this, Ms Hao decided to breastfeed the defendant's daughter.

The sweet and warm scene between Ms Hao and her "daughter" was captured on a mobile phone. After the photo was posted on social media, it went viral in a short time and generated lively discussion.

Over 10,000 people left comments and around 100,000 liked the photo. Hao was highly praised and named "the most beautiful bailiff".

 

Some internet users appreciated Ms Hao's kindness and selfless love, while others applauded the beauty of motherhood. Many netizens also praised the court's people-oriented arrangement and service.

When asked about feeding the baby, Ms Hao said she empathised with the defendant.

"I am a new mother who is in the lactation period. I felt the same way about the baby as her own mother would. I wanted to comfort her," said Ms Hao.