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2 held for not allowing child to be breastfed


Kozhikode:  A man allegedly did not allow his newborn baby to be breastfed for a day after his birth on the advice of a religious preacher following which both men have been arrested in Mukkam, police said, reports PTI. Wife of Omassery gave birth to a baby boy  at the E M S Cooperative Hospital. When the mother was asked by the authorities to breastfeed her baby, Aboobacker prevented her from doing so, saying the baby cannot be fed until five calls for prayer are over after its birth. The baby was breastfed on the next day. A complaint was registered following which an FIR was filed against Aboobacker and Hydrose Thangal, the preacher who is said to have told him not to give breastmilk to newborns till five prayer calls are heard.