A private maternity seat is now available for women to breastfeed their babies on a Jinhua public bus in Zhejiang province as to prevent ’embarrassment’ among mothers, according to Net Ease News. Apparently these are not the kind of moms who participate in breastfeeding flash-mobs.
An official from Jinhua No.2 Public Bus Operation Company explained that the seats could be used by anyone if no breastfeeding mother were on the bus, but baby-bearing women get priority.
The maternity seat is encircled by a hanging curtain, forming a little private space.
The official further added that trial was being carried out on a no. 28 bus at present. More maternity seats will be set up gradually if feedback is positive.
[Images via Net Ease News]
By Christy Lau