In America, this would have earned her a horrible reputation, probably cost her her career with the police force, and would have been a controversy that would have somehow “shocked” the media and therefore the public. Instead, she was declared a hero, and now holds a high position in her field. Well done, China!
Twenty-nine year old police officer, Jiang Xiaojuan, left her six month old baby with her mother to take part in disaster relief efforts, after the 2008 earthquake.
Xiaojaun breastfed nine babies during her relief work and was nicknamed “The police mom”.
Since then she was appointed to the Communist Party of China Committee of the Jiangyou Public Security Bureau and is now the bureau’s vice commissar. This was after she was awarded the titles of “hero and model police officer” and “excellent member of the communist party” – all for her breastfeeding efforts in the field.
What did Jiang Xiaojuan have to say about it? Well, according to the CNN article,
“I think what I did was normal,” she said. “In a quake zone, many people do things for others. This was a small thing, not worth mentioning.”
“I feel about these kids I fed just like my own. I have a special feeling for them. They are babies in a disaster.”
She fed up to nine babies, and she’s still feeding two children whose mothers lost their milk during the events of the quake because of the stress. What an incredible lady.
This lady is a hero.
This is so badass.
She is amazing! I love this story so much. In the last week I have had two elderly Chinese men (well, one I knew was and the other just a guess) come up to me while nursing Sophie just beaming at us, saying how beautiful she is and asking how old she is and telling me about their own grand babies. I was feeling awkward walking around Hobby Lobby with my boob out and no cover but I do what I have to do and this sweet little man just made me feel 100% better
met these lovely ladies (they didn’t want my flowers)
This is definitely a portal to another world
Oh faery pools *wistful sigh*
i will never not reblog this picture, just let that be known. i feel more at home looking at it than not.
~Let’s chill in my Hippie Van~
An owl gets inside the house. The Owl Whisperer™ tries to get it back outside again. x
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