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Shall I Fast in Ramadan While Breastfeeding?

Shall I Fast in Ramadan While Breastfeeding?

In this counseling answer: “If you have other children yourself then you may already be aware of how fasting impacts on your milk supply and whether fasting may compromise this. If not, you may consider carefully monitoring your supply by things such as how full your breasts are, how demanding they are to be fed …

Breastfeeding Mother Offered University Place!

Jahan Taab took her two-month-old baby with her to sit a university entrance exam. Little did she know that the photos taken of her breastfeeding her baby whilst doing the exams would change her life forever!

Breastfeeding in Closed Room Annoying My Mother in-Law

In this counseling answer: “There is a need in this situation to maintain good relations with your in-laws, so do continue to reassure her that you are not trying to avoid them. During times when you are not in the room, try to engage with them as much as possible to try and diminish this …

Breastfeeding: The Crucial First Months

Breastfeeding: The Crucial First Months

If you are pregnant and planning to breastfeed or if you recently gave birth and are just starting on your nursing adventure, congratulations!  This article is for you, Insha’Allah. In the holy Qur’an, Allah SWT says,  “Mothers shall breastfeed their children for two whole years, for those who wish to complete the term.” (2:233) In His …

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 …



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