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Breastfeeding: West Africa
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In Muslim societies throughout West Africa, breast-feeding is considered to be the healthiest and most routine way to nourish one’s baby. Whereas women in Western societies generally consider breast…

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Michelle Johnson, “Breastfeeding: West Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002075>
First published online: 2016

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