A picture of a mother breastfeeding her daughter while steering a tricycle with her son at the back has gone viral in China.
Although Ms Wang, 28, was stopped by police officers for violating traffic rules, people who saw the picture online have dubbed the mother ‘a super woman’ for her multi-tasking abilities.
The woman told local media that her husband was busy on that day, so she had to look after her two children alone while running errands.
Ms Wang and her husband are migrant workers living in Xisaishan district, Huangshi of Hubei Province, according to Chutian Metropolis Daily, the local newspaper.
The couple apparently moved to the city about a year ago and started a business selling steamed buns.
The picture is said to be taken on August 19.
Ms Wang told the reporter that her husband was busy making steamed buns at home that day and had no time to take care of the children.
On the way to the clinic, Ms Wang’s daughter was crying for food and she decided to breastfeed her while steering the wheel.
She was stopped by three traffic policemen.
Li Qiang, one of the on-duty police officers told Chutian Metropolis Daily that Ms Wang had violated the safety rules for carrying children while driving. Ms Wang worried that her tricycle would get confiscated. She also worried that she might get a fine.
Ms Wang worried that her tricycle would get confiscated. She also worried that she might get a fine.
She explained her intention to the officers who were apparently touched by her motherhood. The officers gave Ms Wang an oral warning before offering the family a free ride to the clinic and back home.
Although Ms Wang had violated the traffic regulations, web users were apparently impressed by the mother’s hardwork to raise her children.
One person, ‘zhaodaziyuan’, wrote: ‘Being a mother is not easy, but she should be more careful when she is driving.’
Another web user said women can be strong and tough when they turn into a mother because ‘it is an endless love’.
A third user, ‘xingkongxiaoma’, said: ‘It’s true that as soon as a woman gets married and has children, she immediately becomes a super woman.’
‘Iiyouma_679’ said while it was understandable that she would want to feed her child, the mother should ‘be beware of road safety while driving’.