Breastfeeding: A human rights issue?
Author: Kent G.
Source: Development, Volume 44, Number 2, June 2001 , pp. 93-98(6)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Abstract:George Kent tackles the sensitive issue of breastfeeding from both the infant's and mother's point of view. He traces the human rights discourse over nutrition rights of the last decades and concludes that though it is certainly true that children have the right to the best nutrition possible, it is the mother's right to choose that should determine if a child is breastfed. He suggests it is important to provide the right knowledge and supportive environment to enable a woman to choose what is undoubtedly best for her infant and satisfying for herself as a mother.Development (2001) 44, 9398. doi:10.1057/palgrave.development.1110244
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2001-06-01