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QUESTION: A woman who is six weeks pregnant and who also has an eight month old baby girl, is she allowed to feed her baby her milk? What is the ruling in the shari’ah regarding this?


In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful

It is perfectly permissible for a woman to breastfeed her child while she is pregnant.

In a Hadith related by Imam Muslim in his Sahih, the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said:

“I considered prohibiting Gayla (Breastfeeding whilst pregnant), but I observed the Byzantines and Persians that they breastfeed their children during pregnancy and their children are not harmed.” (Sahih Muslim)

Therefore, it will be permissible for the sister who is pregnant to breastfeed her eight month old baby.

And Allah knows best

(Mufti) Muhammad ibn Adam
Darul Iftaa
Leicester, UK

[Source: Darul Iftaa]


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