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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“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>