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hello ladies- I'm hoping that someone can give me some advice- or point me in the right direction to finding out some information.<br><br>
There is a chance that our family will be going to Dubai inthe UAE for about a year. I'm expecting our 4th baby in about 4-6 weeks and since I'm a hard core lactivist <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> , obviously breastfeeding is the plan!!! BUT i don't know about the UAE and their views of breastfeeding- I realize that it's not so segregated between men and women like Saudi etc.... but I need to find out what the muslim opinions and cultural biases might be!!<br><br>
So if anyone is living there now- or can give me some advice, i would GREATLY appreciate it- even just an idea of where to look for the info I need!<br><br>
thanx to all!
 

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I believe Islam encourages women to nurse their babies for two years, at least that's what one of my Muslim friends told me. I hope some of the Muslimahs here will concur! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Good luck on your travels! Dubai looks like a beautiful place!
 

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I've been to Dubai, live in a secular but Muslim-majority country now. Islam is super pro-breastfeeding. It's a child's birthright and a mother's duty. I don't know about nursing in public, but keep in mind that they will have a lot of special rooms for women (women's prayer rooms, for example) where you can go and nurse the baby. I found people in Dubai very accommodating and I'm sure if you want to nurse in a store, you can always ask to use their back room or something.<br><br>
One note: some of these refs mention BFing in a chador (face covered) with boob out. This is possible because nobody knows whose boob it is. Boob-out face-out might not have the same acceptance. Though, it might, don't know.<br><br>
Some articles from a quick search... it's looking positive, as expected:<br><br><a href="http://www.lalecheleague.org/NB/NBSepOct02p170.html" target="_blank">http://www.lalecheleague.org/NB/NBSepOct02p170.html</a> (you can always go to LLL for answers! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> )<br><a href="http://www.lalecheleague.org/llleaderweb/LV/LVJunJul05p60.html" target="_blank">http://www.lalecheleague.org/llleade...nJul05p60.html</a><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/archive/index.php/t-607935.html" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions.../t-607935.html</a> (MDC archive about Oman which is more conservative than UAE)<br><br>
Oooh- and look at this- a BF support group for Dubai moms:<br><br><a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/group/breastfeedingqa/" target="_blank">http://groups.yahoo.com/group/breastfeedingqa/</a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Good luck mom!
 

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thanx ladies!!! i just joined that yahoo group- I would never of found it without you!!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
I have to admit that everything I've read so far is very encouraging......!
 
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