The recent debate created by American lifestyle magazine Better Home & Gardens regarding breastfeeding in public toilets (see previous blog entry to read more) is not a new – one nor, sadly, is it confined to any one continent. Here is what the Australian Breastfeeding Association had to say on the topic with a to-the-point TV campaign…
In China, the Hong Kong Breastfeeding Mothers Association, in their fight to introduce legislation to create public nursing rooms, took it straight to the decision makers when they sent lunch invitations to influential government officials featuring an image of cutlery placed on the rim of a toilet seat. Nice work ladies! The video they produced about this is also well worth a watch.
Somewhat ironically however, a Taiwanese restaurant chain has created an opportunity for those who chose to put their money where there mouth is with their unusual table seating options. Well you cant deny it provides food for thought… but are they breastfeeding friendly is the real question! Then breastfeeding on the toilet wouldn’t be so bad?? What do you think?