A one-year-old baby girl in China is fed fried flour as a cheap substitute for infant formula by her grand-mother as her mother looks on helpless to intervene because she has no job and no money. Photo: SCMP Composite.
A one-year-old baby girl in China is fed fried flour as a cheap substitute for infant formula by her grand-mother as her mother looks on helpless to intervene because she has no job and no money. Photo: SCMP Composite.

‘No money, no say’: jobless Chinese mother can only watch as grandma feeds baby daughter fried flour instead of infant formula to save money

  • Clip of cash-strapped mum complaining she cannot intervene to stop mother-in-law giving baby cheap traditional food sparks online debate
  • Fried flour was common as baby food in China in earlier times when most families could not afford infant formula

A one-year-old baby girl in China is fed fried flour as a cheap substitute for infant formula by her grand-mother as her mother looks on helpless to intervene because she has no job and no money. Photo: SCMP Composite.
A one-year-old baby girl in China is fed fried flour as a cheap substitute for infant formula by her grand-mother as her mother looks on helpless to intervene because she has no job and no money. Photo: SCMP Composite.
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