Navigating Shanghai is becoming easier and easier as the city gets apped-up. First there was the app which helps you find somewhere to pee, now there are plans for an app to help women find somewhere to pee out their breasts, or “breastfeed”.
China Daily reports:
The Shanghai Federation of Trade Unions plans to establish about 1,000 nursing rooms in office buildings, shopping malls and other public buildings across the city in the next three to five years where working mothers will be able to breastfeed.
“After we collect enough information about the nursing rooms, we’ll ask a company to develop the app and regularly update the information,” Shao Xinyu, director of the federation’s department of female employees, told China Daily.
Mothers will be able to install the free app on their smartphones and search for the nearest nursing room, she said.
You might think it is strange that mothers can’t just whip their breasts out where they please and pump milk into their babies without a care in the world. You forget that many man cannot see a breast, even a breast with a baby attached to it, without making the naked lady laugh. This can create what is known as a hostile work environment or, in layman’s terms: ‘Bob from accounting keeps trying to cop an eyeful while I’m feeding my kid’.
China’s Regulations on Healthcare for Female Workers state that companies with more than five breastfeeding mothers on staff must have nursing rooms. However, 93 percent of companies do not have nursing rooms, according to a survey of 2,390 mothers by parenting forum babytree.com in August last year.
That is some fantastic enforcement of regulations right there, almost as good as the anti-smoking ordinances.