Moroccan mother in Spain whose 15 month old got taken away for failure to comply to the IMMF's rules of weaning her 15 month old daughter. because they deemed extended and on demand breastfeeding as "chaotic" and "harmful.
In 48 hours the group "worldwide mothers support Habiba" has grown to over 600! and the original group in Spanish is over 3000!
Habiba is not alone! We are all thinking of her and spreading the word and the longer they have their child the more the world will be fixing its eyes on just how fair the system is at the IMMF, and hopefully many institutions such as these start getting scrutinized more.
I wrote a note yesterday in the group about some of the things happening
" Some media and people linked to the IMMF have been vilifying Habiba taking advantage of the privacy that has been agreed upon. She can not defend herself so all I can ask is to give her the benefit of the doubt when you read such things, Put yourself in her shoes. If the media thinks this is about Lactivists in an uproar over nursing a 15 month old they are wrong! This is about a child, not only taken away from her mother but from her source of comfort.
We as mothers and fathers put ourselves in her shoes and her daughter's shoes.. we know this is not the first nor last time a child gets taken away from a parent's custody for X reason. It's time injustices are stopped and the psychological well being of children are considered! Why would it be so bad to have supervised visits while this is sorted? They say she can get her daughter back if she takes certain classes, why not let her be with her daughter under supervision while this happens? A psychiatrist who is not biased and is not liked to the IMFF has said she is mentally stable and is apt to be a parent.
Makes you wonder what motives these people have to institutionalize an innocent child.
It can make anyone furious!"
See this can potentially go beyond Habiba, it's about time we opened our eyes to injustice to mothers and children done all over the world.
But baby steps.. and most important right now is to get Habiba and her baby reunited!
We need your help!
If you can translate the press release from my previous blog to other languages please feel free to do so!
Also.. If you are a blogger write about Habiba!
Write about the importance of child lead weaning
the strenght of a nursing bond
how Habiba's story has impacted you
write if you or someone you know have gone through something similar
Help spread her story!!
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Worldwide Mothers support Habiba
Que el IMMF permita que Habiba amamante a su hija ya!