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Forced breastfeeding?

Forced breastfeeding?


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The United Arab Emirates is introducing a breastfeeding order that applies to all mothers under 2 years old. The little ones are supposed to suck their mother's milk until their second birthday. Each mother is to be obliged to meet this need, and if she cannot, for legitimate reasons, replace her mother's breast milk with another mother's milk.

However, does forced feeding make sense? Most experts say no. The decision on how to feed the child and the length of this feeding should be left to the mother.

The provision raises a lot of controversy. It is also difficult to enforce.