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My Weaned Toddler Keeps Touching My Breasts

As-salamu alaykum sister, Shokran for your most important question. It is very common for children of this age to continue to fondle, want to touch and caress their mother’s breast after breastfeeding has ended. Children usually do this as they associate the breasts with food and comfort . Often this last up to a …

Marry cousins

Can Muslims Marry Their Cousins?

Short Answer: It depends. If your mother nursed him, “according to the majority of Muslim jurists—with the exception of the Hanafis—you are generally permitted to marry your cousin if the case is that his mom has breastfed you less than 5 times.” More than 5 times means you are prohibited from marrying him. Generally, marriage to cousins is permitted, …

Breastfeeding: I Can't Take the Pain Anymore!

Breastfeeding: I Can't Take the Pain Anymore!

In this counseling answer: “Breastfeeding is not supposed to hurt,” a lactation consultant assures mothers. “When it does, it’s usually a signal that something is wrong and we need to find a way to fix it.” As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, Thank you for writing to us. I’m sorry to hear about your difficulties with breastfeeding.  While I …

Singapore Fatwa Allows Human Milk Bank

Thanks to new ruling from Muslim fatwa committee in Singapore on Thursday, Muslim premature babies will be able to benefit from the newly launched donor human bank milk.

Is a Nursing Mother Exempted from Fasting?

Is a Nursing Mother Exempted from Fasting?

I am a mother of a one-year-old child, still breast-feeding. Should I fast? My concern is that he doesn’t drink cow’s milk, so I really want to fast but am worried about my son too.

Breastfeeding in Closed Room Annoying My Mother in-Law

As-Salamu ‘Alaikum dear sister, Congratulations on the birth of your baby. May Allah (swt) make him/her a source of joy and happiness. Certainly, a newborn baby comes with its challenges. Most new mums do feel tired most of the time due to adjusting to a new routine as well as the continuous feeding and changing …

Breastfeeding 8-year-old Nephews

Breastfeeding 8-year-old Nephews: Become Mahram?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear questioner, we would like to thank you for the great confidence you place in us, and we implore Allah Almighty to help …

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