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Search Submit. Prevalent in Cameroon and other African immigrant communities in the United Kingdom, breast ironing or flattening — also known as breast sweeping in South Africa — is taken lightly when it is clearly a harmful practice. Practised mainly in West and Central Africa — Benin, Chad, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Conakry, Kenya, Togo and Zimbabwe — mothers or female relatives usually use hard or heated objects including stones, spatulas and pestles to flatten the breasts. Support Pan-African Journalism Subscribe.
Right as they get up, before the morning bath, or after the main meal is cooked, the grill still warm. The mothers heat up the utensils - a wooden spoon, a stone. Hot objects serve better the purpose, but cold tools will do too. Simply a routine.