Over the next five years, Beijing’s urban planning authority plans to have breast-feeding rooms in 15 new subway stations according to report on Asiaone.com. This latest development comes after netizens on weibo had negative comments to say about a photo of a breast-feeding mom appeared. This sparked debate about public breast-feeding norms by a charitable organization Beijing Tale whose account has been deactivated. As far as breast-feeding goes this is good news for the moms and babies going to be born in the coming years.
A draft amendment on the accessible facilities is expected to be released on Friday (December 4) by the Beijing Municipal Commission of Urban Planning.
In 2013, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention jointly launched the "10 Square Meters of Love" initiative that’s aimed at the establishment of breastfeeding rooms in public buildings and workplaces throughout the country.
On tips about breast-feeding from Le Leche League and how to cope then here are three blogs that will help with answering some of the questions soon to be parents and parents of newborns deal with.
Photo: Le Leche League Beijing