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City Publicizes Breastfeeding Room Information on Open Data Platform

To provide a friendly environment for mothers of newborns, Department of Health (DOH) has publicized 214 items regarding the city’s lactation room information on the open data platform (http://data.taipei)(Chinese).       

According to a recent survey conducted by DOH, moms who breastfeed for two months after giving birth account for 60.6% of total respondents; the percentage of those who persist breastfeeding for six months declines to 39.3%.

To encourage mothers to breastfeed their newborns for at least six months and to help them find available nursing facilities outside the home, DOH has established the “Friendly Taipei Lactation Rooms” dataset. The service offers information on Taipei’s certified nursing rooms, addresses, directions, opening hours, amenities, and photos.

The agency also invited National Chiao Tung University to develop the “Friendly Taipei Lactation Rooms” application based on the newly released information. This ensures users obtain quick access to related data. New mothers will find useful information in the video tutorials on breastfeeding and the Q&A section of the app.

As of December 2015, DOH offers access to 43 datasets spanning topics such as baby-friendly medical facilities, postpartum care centers, wellbeing promotion hospitals, senior health examination hospitals, food material registration, pharmacies, and more.
For inquiries on the city’s lactation resources, please visit the Chinese website of DOH (http://health.gov.taipei/Default.aspx?tabid=149) or dial the 1999 Citizen Hotline (ext. 7112).