|Young moms take a break at a maternity room in Chongqing. [Chongqing Daily/Zhou You]|
Breastfeeding moms in southwest China's Chongqing now have more choice than ever, after a growing number of public service rooms for mothers have been established in the municipality.
The rooms provide parents with a comfortable and convenient shelter in which they can care for their children at any time.
The city has so far built over 300 such rooms in enterprises, government departments, and public spaces such as parks and railway stations.
Among them, the municipal labor union has authorized 132 pilot maternity rooms and plans to expand the number of such facilities to 500 by 2018.
"The maternity room in our building is visited by around 15-20 people daily. At the weekend the number rises to at least 30," said Pu Li, member of a local union.
"Cleaners have a regular schedule to clean up and add necessities, for example, wet wipes, paper cups and liquid soap," she added.
"I think this room is great, because it protects the privacy of breastfeeding moms, who can also have easy access to store their products in the fridge and sterilizer," commented a regular visitor.
(Source: Chongqing Daily/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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