Gisele once said that mothers should be required to breastfeed. It seems the United Arab Emirates took that statement to heart. As part of the UAE's new Child Rights Law, mothers are now legally required to nurse their babies for the first two years.
According to an article in the Huffington Post, women can even be sued by their partners for not breastfeeding.
We all know the overarching benefits of breastfeeding—from "reducing the risk of obesity to better language and motor development"—yet making it compulsory by law is a bit extreme, no?
Of course, there are always exceptions, and under the new legislation mothers who aren't able to breastfeed will be provided with wet nurses for that purpose.
The logistics of how that arrangement will work remain somewhat sketchy. Will formula be considered a contraband substance the way it was under this initiative?