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The perfect nursing room should have....
by Elisa Chia

What makes for a good nursing room? It should have the following qualities:

- Privacy
Have individual cubicles with doors, if not curtains, please. Older babies tend to be curious and will not want to nurse when there are people walking in and out, or if other babies are around.

- Comfort
Some babies take a long time to breastfeed, so a comfortable chair or sofa is appreciated.

- Power socket
Baby may be at home but a nursing mum’s role continues even when she’s out shopping – with her trusty electric pump.

Pet peeves
“I wish people wouldn’t abuse the baby’s room at the zoo. Some parents use it as a changing room for older kids. I’ve even seen men
go in to take water from the dispenser! They should give nursing mums some privacy.”

- Leong Lai Peng, 38, lecturer and mum of three kids aged 18 months, three and five

“One nursing room in a department store was so small that I had to leave my pram outside the door. The cleaners kept their gloves and detergent in there too. I thought it was quite unhygienic.”

- Daisy Wong, 30, stay-at-home mum to a five-month-old









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