Attendees at a symposium on discussing the construction of mother-and-baby facilities in public spots in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province. [nanjing.gov.cn]
Six observers responsible for inspecting the construction of mother-and-baby facilities in public spots in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu Province, formally started their work on June 19.
Their proposals and suggestions will be listed into the city's 13th Five-Year Women's and Children's Development Outline.
After visiting and inspecting three breastfeeding rooms, three of the observers put forward their initial suggestions.
Observer Guo Shengda said: "The construction of mother-and-baby rooms can be expanded to be established in colleges. This is something that the administrative staff and teaching staff urgently need."
Observer Guan Jingru stated, "Breastfeeding rooms should be equipped with child seats so that young babies can be safe whilst their mothers leave them for a short while to wash their hands."
"Breastfeeding rooms should be marked with clear notice boards and signage," said observer Huang Weifeng. It is best for them to be included into such well-known navigation systems as AutoNavi so that mothers can easily find them, Huang added.
According to Wang Yumei, director of the office of the Nanjing Municipal Working Committee on Children and Women, the government will listen to the voices of grassroots people and encourage the masses to actively take part in women and children's undertakings.
At the beginning of the year, Nanjing Municipal Working Committee on Children and Women recruited observers. After a series of appraisals, 16 observers were finally selected from various industries.
(Source: China Women's news/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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