I’m writing this post because I read an article by the Huffington Post pertaining to breastfeeding now mandatory in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
I am an advocate of breastfeeding. As a wife and mother it is my right and privilege to give to my child what I think is best. Matter-of-fact, it is every mother’s right to do what they think is best for their own child. Each mother is different and each mother cares for their child in their own way.
I commend them for attempting to give every mother the opportunity to breastfeed. However, every household is different. I find the law to be biased because men can sue their wives for not breastfeeding. Where are the provisions to support the mother? Can a woman sue her husband for not providing an environment that is conducive to breastfeeding? For example, sleep, food, water, relaxation, encouragement, along with nuturing and supportive expressions of love — these things are essential for extended breastfeeding.
I do not understand why rules and/or regulations are being made to control a woman’s right to do what she will with her own body; while no regulations and/or rules are being made to control what a man can or cannot do with his body. I don’t see these types of laws being passed for men.
Do not get offended, men. This is not male-bashing. My personal opinion is I think laws should be made to better society as a whole.
If I were a married man, I would be upset because laws like these are taking over my responsibility of head of the household; thereby overriding and undermining my authority as husband and lord in my house. I’m just saying.
Something to think about.
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