Breast Feeding Cabins in Railway Stations

Brestfeeding Cabins in Railway Station
Brestfeeding Cabins in Railway Station

BreastFeeding Cabins in Railway Stations

The Rotary Club in Kerala set up two breastfeeding cabins in Kollam Railway Station. Rotary Club implements the project with the cooperation of Indian Railway. The Rotary Club plans to set up breastfeeding cabins in all railway stations in the state of Kerala, a famous Newspaper reported. Following are the details about Breast feeding Cabins in Railway Stations.

Two cabins sponsored by Royal City were set up in Kollam Railway Station in Kerala as the initial phase of the project. The cabin painted in pink colour has a seat for mother, fan, light and storage space for keeping their belongings. A representative image of breastfeeding has been drawn on the outside of the cabin. Royal City set up the cabins at an expense of Rs 50,000.

The project intends to arrange a safe place for the women to breastfeed their children. The cabins were planned to set up in bus stands in the beginning, but later the location was shifted to railway station as the cabins are likely to be misused in bus stands due to the lack of security staff. The authority of the Rotary Club said that they arranged the facility considering the need for privacy of mothers to breastfeed their babies.

The breastfeeding cabins are set up in the waiting room for ladies in the Railway Station. As the new cabins were brought, the authorities plan to set them up in the first and second platforms. Since they are set up in the platforms, the passengers can see the cabins.

Railway already started Janani Sewa Scheme , Sanitary Pad Vending Machine at Railway Stations, Child Assistance Booths in Railway Stations to help mothers and children.


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