This might belong in lactivism? (Mods please move as appropriate)
Apparently the United Arab Emirates have mandated breastfeeding for all new mothers for 2 years, and the husband can SUE if the mother doesn't breastfeed.
As a BIG fan of breastfeeding, I applaud encouraging the practice... I personally think that an exception should be made for mothers who physically/medically CAN'T breastfeed (I'm not sure if there IS an exception to the law).
I was seriously fascinated to read some of the responses to this law about "what about my right to choose?!" along with the usual suspects (bf'ing is immoral, unnatural, lewd, crude, etc. )... along with the polar opposite "If a woman doesn't want to breastfeed, she shouldn't have a child"
I lean more towards the latter (but I feel there are always exceptions, so my stance isn't anywhere near either extreme...) - while "I don't want to," "I think it's gross," or "I think it'll mess up my body" etc. are (IMO) piss-poor excuses not to breastfeed, there ARE definitely legitimate reasons NOT to breastfeed (many of which are virtually non-existent in UAE)... I see both sides, and I'm very curious to hear thoughts about mandated-by-law breastfeeding from other women who support breastfeeding...