Breastfeeding: Between Here and There, East and West
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I’m writing this as a non-Muslim Brit based out of Dubai. This is worth noting because inevitably my observations (although first-hand) will bear the marks of a person who has been raised in an increasingly liberal, sectarian society. Also worth noting is the fact that, compared to other countries in the Middle East, the United Arab Emirates is extremely accommodating of Western practices, largely on account of there being nine foreign residents to every one Emirati.
That said, I am also the mother of a four-month-ol.....