Xiao Bao was found lying in a pool of blood after his mother attacked him with scissors. He needed more than 100 stitches.
The baby has 90 wounds, mostly to his face. The mother attacked him with scissors and stabbed him 90 times because he bit her while she was breast-feeding him.
Little Xiao Bao is now recovering in the hospital following the attack in Eastern China.
Xiao Bao lives with his mother and two uncles in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province of China. His guardians recycle rubbish for a living. Xiao Bao was found by one of his uncles who immediately rushed him to the hospital.
Neighbors have pleaded to the government to take custody of the baby but the government is stern in saying that they will not intervene in the case.
The mother later confessed to stabbing her infant son. Mental illness remains a taboo, a closed topic in China. Medication and treatment is not widespread and rare.
In 2009, a study in the British medical journal estimated that 91 percent of the 173 million Chinese adults that suffered from mental illness never received professional help.