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Breastmilk as medicine

Fatwaa ID: 951

اسَّلَام عَلَيْكُم وَرَحْمَةُ اَللهِ وَبَرَكاتُهُ
Can breast milk be used medicinally on one’s own baby? Like in the eyes for sticky eyes or nose for colds?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

If breastmilk has been proven or suggested by reliable upright medical professionals to be a viable medicine for the sickness in question and there are no adequate alternatives available, then it will be permissible to use it as medicine. If adequate alternatives are available, then the alternatives should be used instead. One should not take matters into his own hand and start practicing medicine or testing new things. That should be left for the qualified individuals in that field.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

الفتاوى الهندية 5/355
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