More than Breast Friends: Kinship and Muslim Milk Banks

Source: thestar.com

Breastfeeding may seem like the most natural thing in the world, but for a percentage of women it can be terribly challenging -- especially if they cannot produce enough milk or refrain from breastfeeding due to medical reasons such as severe illness, accident, HIV infection, or taking certain medications that can harm the baby through breast milk.As I've mentioned in another post on breastfeeding in Guinea, it's widely accepted by health organizations that breast milk is the optimal food for … [Read more...]


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