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Breastfeeding: Turkey
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Breastfeeding in Turkey has been handled as a part of the medical profession rather than as a social or cultural issue. Although there are several articles on breastfeeding from a medical/health or development studies perspective, it is difficult to find in-depth information from an anthropological/sociological angle. Recognizing that there is now a corpus of feminist work that theorizes the female body, sometimes termed corporeal feminism, it is necessary to relay information from women's point of view grounded in both an anthropological and a sociological framework.

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Birkalan-Gedik, Hande A., “Breastfeeding: Turkey”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0160b>
First published online: 2009

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