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Five year old drinking breastmilk

Fatwaa ID: 1192

Can a five year old try her mother’s breastmilk in baby food? Five year old is curious to try while her sister 6month old eats. Is it a sin ?

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

Breastmilk is permissible for a child upto the age of the two lunar years. Thereafter, it is haraam for the child to drink even a drop or sip. The mother will be sinful. In the enquired situation, the mother must educate the child and tell her that it is not halaal for her as she is now a big girl. The mother should not give in to the child’s curiosity.

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

11/02/1444 AH – 05/22/2023 CE | AML1-7787

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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