‘Don’t stare – we need to breastfeed’: Indian mothers campaign to confront stigma

Clutching his elephant toy, Avyaan’s conversation is pretty much limited to a happy gurgle, but the nine-month-old might be about to go down in history for helping make breastfeeding in public more socially acceptable in prudish India.
Public breastfeeding carries a social stigma in much of the world – a situation that World Breastfeeding Week until August 7 hopes to change – but in highly conservative India it is particularly taboo.
The country’s hundreds of millions of…