Breastfeeding and the bahá'í faith

Haig V. Setrakian, Marc Rosenman, Kinga A. Szucs

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Abstract

The Bahá'í Sacred Writings reference breastfeeding literally and symbolically and provide guidance as to its practice. Breastfeeding is endorsed as the ideal form of infant nutrition. The importance of breastfeeding is underscored by the exemption of breastfeeding women from fasting, as well as by the identification of breastfeeding as being linked to the moral development of children. Several of the central principles of the Bahá'í Faith, such as the equality of women and men and the harmony of science and religion, may engender attitudes that support the practice of breastfeeding. The implications of the Bahá'í Writings with regard to breastfeeding are explored and summarized here.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-225
Number of pages5
JournalBreastfeeding Medicine
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

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Breast Feeding
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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maternity and Midwifery
  • Pediatrics
  • Health Policy

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Breastfeeding and the bahá'í faith. / Setrakian, Haig V.; Rosenman, Marc; Szucs, Kinga A.

In: Breastfeeding Medicine, Vol. 6, No. 4, 01.08.2011, p. 221-225.

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Setrakian, Haig V. ; Rosenman, Marc ; Szucs, Kinga A. / Breastfeeding and the bahá'í faith. In: Breastfeeding Medicine. 2011 ; Vol. 6, No. 4. pp. 221-225.
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