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 Islamic and Cultural Practices in Breastfeeding

(11 minutes read)   Photo: Fotosearch Shaheda Yashmin, Clapham, Great Britain Breastfeeding is important to me for several reasons. One reason is my religion. As a Muslim parent, I always try to follow Islamic guidelines and I was fascinated to discover breastfeeding is mentioned in the Quran1 (Islam’s holy book). As I read more about Islam and … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day, The Bottle Vs The Breast

Daily Mirror Tomorrow is Mother’s Day and the aim is to pay tribute both to the miracle of birth and to the special woman who performed that miracle: Our mother.    According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), new analysis shows that 99 per cent of Sri Lanka’s children are breastfed at some point … Continue reading

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Occupational Safety and Sincere Work

Daily Mirror Editorial In the aftermath of the Horana tragedy where five people were killed allegedly due to negligence in the maintenance of ammonia and other gas tanks at a private rubber factory where export quality shoes are manufactured, the United Nations and its member countries tomorrow mark the World Day for Safety and Health … Continue reading

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Stomachs dictate politics

Ceylon Today Editorial Sri Lanka holds dubious under-nutrition milestones despite being classified as a middle income country by the IMF. Therefore, unsurprisingly, food has played key roles in breaking and making Governments since 1970. At the May 1970 Parliamentary Poll, Sirimavo Bandaranaike led her United Front coalition to a landslide win because of her promise … Continue reading

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