Chloe and I just came home for our first Mama meeting at City Hospital and we also celebrated UAE’s breastfeeding week with all the Mums & Bubs.
It was nice to see Sameera & some Nurses who was a great help to us during our stay at City Hospital. I will be forever grateful for the care and support (especially for breastfeeding) they gave us during and after our stay.
All Mum’s who managed to exclusively breastfeed their babies till 6 months was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation & The Golden Bow.
I didn’t know that there is an official symbol for breastfeeding which is the Golden Bow, read more about it here.
If you’re wondering whether mothers can breastfeed in public places here in UAE, the answer is YES!
“Islam promotes and protects the right of a baby to breastmilk”
I breastfeed Chloe everywhere (cafe, restaurant, grocery, & mall) with a feeding cover and sometimes just using a burp cloth or shawl. If you do want to feed your baby privately you can do so in baby rooms (but not all malls have one).
Breastfeeding can be hard to some women and a good support from your family or a group like Breastfeeding Q&A UAE on facebook really helps.
Here’s some breastfeeding article in UAE:
Breast feeding: Natures food for thought
Support for breast feeding families