Need a nanny? Chinese school trains women to take care of newborns

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By Casey Hall SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A group of more than a dozen women, dressed in matching pink lab coats, leans over rows of benches in a classroom, serious-faced as they delicately massage and stretch out the limbs of plastic baby dolls. They are students who have come to the Yipeitong training centre in Shanghai from around China to learn to be “yue sao” or confinement carers, who look after mothers and newborn babies, particularly in the month after birth. Confinement care is not new in China, where the practice of one month confinement post-birth, which traditionally included strict rules…

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