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Breastfeeding: Central Asia
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Central Asian breastfeeding trends are influenced by interacting factors, e.g. gender roles/status, body concepts, economics, politics, religion, and national medical guidelines. These non-discrete factors contribute to each other's expression to varying degrees.

Traditionally, reproduction, including breastfeeding, has been central to women's roles in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmen…

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Krieger, Laurie, “Breastfeeding: Central Asia”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 19 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0160a>
First published online: 2009

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