China News Service, Lanzhou, September 1 (Yang Yanmin and Zhang Boxing) Soft small animal pillows, brand-new professional cribs, fresh air circulating air purifiers, green sterile children's toys... China Railway Lanzhou Bureau Group Corporation has recently upgraded The “10 square meters of maternal love” at Lanzhou Station and Lanzhou West Station have created a warm harbor for more and more mothers who choose to breastfeed.

  "10 squares of maternal love" originated from the "10 squares of maternal love" campaign jointly launched by UNICEF and the Maternal and Child Health Center of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention in 2013.

In recent years, the Women Workers Committee of the All-China Railway Federation has responded to the initiative by setting up "Railway Love Houses" and "10 square meters of maternal love" in key stations across the country to provide service guarantees for "baby mothers" who choose to breastfeed.

In addition to the breastfeeding function, the Lanzhou West Station "10 Square Maternal Love" also prepared toys for older children, such as cartoon dolls, wooden horses, and ocean balls.

Photo by Zhang Boxing

  "Before the station nursery room was built, mothers could only look for hidden corners in the cry of their children, or hide their children in the toilet to meet their breastfeeding needs." recalled Yang Li, a passenger transport worker in the Lanzhou Railway Station Passenger Transport Workshop.

  In 2015, Lanzhou Station set up a "maternal and infant room" in the waiting room on the first floor to prepare cribs, beddings, diapers and other service facilities and supplies to meet the nursing needs of female passengers.

In the same year, Lanzhou West Railway Station "10m2 Maternal Love" was unveiled. Lanzhou Bureau Group Company built the first high-speed rail station demonstrative breastfeeding room, and promoted the application in stations with high passenger flow in Gansu and Ningxia provinces.

  After the completion of the "10 square meters of maternal love" of Lanzhou West Railway Station, it has been praised by netizens many times on the Internet platform and has become a famous "net celebrity" maternity room in Lanzhou.

The passenger "just Lulu" posted a comment on her Weibo, saying that "the maternity and infant room at Lanzhou West Railway Station is the most beautiful maternity and infant waiting area I have ever seen."

The rooms are mainly warm pale pink, and the walls are pasted with cartoon character stickers, breastfeeding knowledge and precautions for childcare.

Photo by Zhang Boxing

  "Since the development of party history learning and education, the station has included the upgrading and reconstruction of'Maternal Love 10 Square' in the'I Do Practical Work for the Masses' responsibility list, led by the station party committee, and coordinated advancement by the labor union, female worker committee and workshop, upgrading equipment and facilities, and improving services Content, strive to build a standardized demonstrative nurturing room in railway stations, so that mothers and their babies will have a warm experience at home during the journey.” said Kou Zongbo, party secretary of Lanzhou Railway Station.

  At Lanzhou West Railway Station, the breastfeeding room door was pushed open and the soundproof cotton curtains were closed. The breastfeeding room was completely separated from the noisy waiting room.

The rooms are mainly warm pale pink, and the walls are pasted with cartoon character stickers, breastfeeding knowledge and precautions for childcare.

The nursing room is equipped with nursing beds, soft sofas, disinfection cabinets, refrigerators, microwave ovens, nursing kits and a full set of nursing utensils, which are open 24 hours for passengers free of charge.

  In addition to the breastfeeding function, Lanzhou West Railway Station "Mother's Love 10 Square" also prepared toys for older children, such as cartoon dolls, wooden horses, and ocean balls. During the waiting period, mothers can take their children in the toy area and sofa area for a short rest.

  In order to protect the health of mothers and infant passengers, the station arranges dedicated personnel and "intelligent robots" to coordinate the sanitation and disinfection of the nursing room. The nursing room is cleaned and disinfected every 2 hours to ensure the circulation of indoor fresh air and the continuous operation of the system. Bedding, toys and maternal and child products meet the hygienic standards, creating a "warm home" for the "baby mother" and the baby who travel from north to south.

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