Breastfeeding in Dubai
If you are pregnant you might already think about breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding or maybe you are anxious about not being able to breastfeed. Pregnantindubai.com will not give you advice about how to breastfeed or breastfeeding vs. bottle feeding, but we will give you an overview of places to seek information and tips about breastfeeding in Dubai and UAE.
Breastfeeding is the typical way of providing young infants with the nutrients they need for healthy growth and development. Still is not obvious that you will breastfeed or how long you will breastfeed. Here comes questions about milk supply, the way your baby suck, advices you will get etc. Breastfeeding is also a question about culture. In Scandinavian countries the women are advised to breastfeed for at least one year and it is fully acceptable to breastfeed in public, even in restaurants.
One important reason to make the decision to breastfeed before the delivery is that it can be very difficult or even impossible to start using formula and then later try to switch to breastfeeding. This is because the ability of the breasts to produce milk diminishes soon after childbirth without the stimulation of breastfeeding.
Good places to find information about breastfeeding online:
breastfeeding.com A lot of information about breastfeeding, so well worth a look.
La Leche League International is a worldwide organization that promotes breastfeeding and helps women breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education.
Breastfeeding Online Good and informative, but is very pro breastfeeding, so might not be the best place to look if you already chose to/or were forced to start bottle feeding due to different reasons.
ntnu.no New research that shows that breastfeeding is not as beneficial as once thought, after children have turned six years.
kellymom.com Good and informative
Breastfeeding support in Dubai and UAE
You can seek support from your hospital, doctor or midwife, but it is also a breastfeeding group online for women in Dubai and UAE; Breastfeeding Q&A UAE. You find them on Yahoo groups here. They help mothers breastfeed through mother-to-mother support. You can also find them on Facebook.
Breastfeeding in public
Breastfeed in public in Dubai? The advice from Dubai Tourism is that although there is no formal rule against breast-feeding in public, Muslim culture favours modesty and unnecessary exposure may cause offence. It is also a question about what you feel is comfortable for you. There are many baby and nursing rooms throughout the city, but you also have other options like nursing covers, which is seen being used widely here in Dubai. Here are three places you can buy nursing covers: Peekeboo, bubsboutique and Blush and Bloom.
More articles about breastfeeding at Pregnant in Dubai
Breastfeeding versus bottle feeding, by Dr Parviz Rashvand, Synergy Integrated Medical Centre click here
Breastfeeding friends: a non-profit voluntary breastfeeding support group based in Sharjah click here
Breastfeeding Q&A Dubai: a support group for breastfeeding mums click here.