In the wake of the milk worries, affluent Chinese parents of babies more and more turn to ‘milk mothers’ or ‘Nai Ma’ who breast feed their new-borns if the real mother doesn’t want or can. Baby formula? No, thank you. (Or “bu, xie, xie,” as they say.) They want the real thing for their one child only. In Beijing, a milk mother from the provinces can make between $300 and $1600 a month, with free room and board. A secretary in Beijing starts at around $300 a month, and must use the money to pay for food and shelter. A family that barely can feed their babies is unlikely to worry about a new ride. A Chinese milk mother can buy a new car for cash with three or five months earnings. While the International Breastfeeding Committee of WHO/Unicef recommends breastfeeding for six months, Chinese hospitals recommend a year or more. After a year’s of not really hard work, the milk mother can afford two or three cars. Meanwhile, back in the U.S. of A. , parents need parts to keep their cars running, at least twice a month, for a trip to Wal-Mart.
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