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Breastfeeding rooms go public in southern India

Monday, August 03, 2015 - 00:44

Young mothers in southern India are hailing a new government initiative that has brought breastfeeding rooms to public places. Gavino Garay reports.

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Breastfeeding mothers say the new facilities situated in public areas in India's southern Tamil Nadu state are a practical solution to a divisive issue. (SOUNDBITE) (Tamil) AN UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN SAYING: "This is really useful for me. Usually I had to feed him in public before sending him to a day care center." The government initiative has brought some 300 breastfeeding rooms to the state's capital, including the busy Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus. Doctors say the breastfeeding rooms are air-conditioned and feature 8 compartments to accommodate breastfeeding mothers. Breast feeding in public is a controversial issue around the world... But young mothers in this part of India say they now have some measure of relief.

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Breastfeeding rooms go public in southern India

Monday, August 03, 2015 - 00:44