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Turkey to pilot milk bank for mothers having trouble breastfeeding

Mothers in Turkey who are having trouble producing breast milk will soon have another way to feed their infants if a pilot being set up by the Health Ministry is successful.

The trial project, initially being run at a hospital in Izmir, will see the creation of a special milk bank for new mothers.

However it could face resistance as traditional Islam forbids marriage between people who have been fed with milk from the same woman.

Rachid Sekkai reports.

Video produced by BBC Arabic's Sangi Abdenasir

  • 13 Mar 2013
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