Breastfeeding for Newborns Mandatory for Two Years in UAE

by Kathy Jones on  February 1, 2014 at 9:06 PM Women Health News
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The Federal National Council in United Arab Emirates has passed a law that makes it mandatory for new mothers to breastfeed their babies for at least two years.
 Breastfeeding for Newborns Mandatory for Two Years in UAE
Breastfeeding for Newborns Mandatory for Two Years in UAE

There was a "marathon debate" over the legislation, but it was finalised as it is every child's right to be breastfed, Huffington Post reported.

However, not all new moms are able to nurse, and in those cases if a woman is prohibited by health reasons, the council will provide a "wet nurse" to her.

Council members are also trying to improve rights for working moms to make the legislation more practical.

Source: ANI

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