Imagine what the result might have been if they had used species- appropriate milk, like mouse milk.
Yet others have found that breast milk prevents meningitis and hib. The Journal of Epidemiology said that the longer the child was breastfed, the greater the degree of protection from hib: "For each week of breast feeding, the protection improved."
Tropical Pediatrics found that breast milk contained significant antibodies to whooping cough, hib, strep B infection, and meningitis. They concluded:
In a study in Brazil, breast milk was found to protect against rotavirus, with formula-fed babies being six times more likely to get rotavirus, and another report in the Lancet found that measles fatalities in Rwanda were reduced by one-third in breast fed infants.
Breast feeding also has emotional benefits and provides for the child’s emotional needs. Breast fed children grow up more emotionally secure and tend to have less behavior disorders than bottle fed children.
The Archives of Disease in Childhood wrote, “Our findings suggest that longer duration of breastfeeding (at all or exclusively) is associated with having fewer parent-rated behavioral problems in term children.”
So to purposefully deny a breast feeding baby his or her right to breast feed is a violation of the baby's and the mother’s rights.
The IMMF said that Habiba wanted to continue breast feeding and they don’t allow it in their center but they deny that is the reason why they took custody of her baby, stating that she had a lack of family support and very little money.
However, the shelter was set up for the purpose of helping disadvantaged families and the residents have financial problems and various family problems including sexual abuse and it is supposed to be their job to assist such families. Since Habiba no longer has her child she has been forced to leave the center even though she is homeless.
Habiba now has the assistance of a legal organization who is looking after her.