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Breastfeeding USA vs. Iran: Legal Rights, Social behaviors, and Support of Nursing Mothers

Since this issue is coming up a lot, people might want to try to understand where some have freedom and others do not.

Iranian Hiker

*These issues, as I have learned, will not be touched by some Muslims who have adopted the ideology that breastfeeding is somehow “taboo”; although, Quran mentions breastfeeding, prolonged practice of it, and has nothing negative to say on it.

Most well educated human scientists, mothers, and medical doctors agree that breast milk is the best form of nourishment for a mother and child. Unfortunately, social norms, interference of government or laws—more specifically in the USA–work against a mother’s innate gift to nourish her child. On the other hand, it is well promoted and accepted in some countries like Iran. This study compares the ideologies held by two governments and their societies–USA and Iran–towards breastfeeding. The purpose of this comparative analysis is to exhibit how practical and understanding an Islamic nation, like Iran, can be towards women and children: meanwhile, how another country, that prides itself on being “One nation under…

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