Breast feeding appears to be one of the most controversial topics in the context of child care and especially deciding the strength and importance of the mother-child relation. In the panel discussion of the conference “Protecting the Child” breast-feeding was given as a core example, how cultural perspectives influence judicial decisions.
Another issue discussed has been the perception of the role of the primary care taker and its relevance.
Please share your experience. Have your experienced similar situations, where courts from other countries seem to culturally interpret best interest and welfare of the child? How does gender roles are interpreted and what importance do they have?