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This Photo Is Causing Outrage And You Won’t Believe Why

Aliya Shagieva is a young mother with a newborn baby.

She also happens to be the youngest daughter of Almazbeck Atambayev, the President of Kyrgyzstan – a conservative Muslim-majority country in Central Asia.

The 20-year-old shared a photo of herself breastfeeding her son in her underwear, causing outrage in her country.


She captioned the image: “I will feed my child whenever and wherever he needs to be fed.”

Aliya was accused of being “immoral” and “vulgar”.

In an interview with the BBC she said: “This body I’ve been given is not vulgar. It is functional, its purpose is to fulfil the physiological needs of my baby, not to be sexualised,”

“When I’m breastfeeding my child I feel like I’m giving him the best I can give. Taking care of my baby and attending to his needs is more important to me than what people say about me.”

It is typically acceptable to breastfeed in public in Kyrgysztan, however, it is required to cover yourself and your baby with a cloth.

Even Ms Shagieva’s parents, the country’s President and First Lady, disapproved.

Her Instagram has 32.3k followers.

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