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Tasting one’s own breastmilk

Fatwaa ID: 1441

Assalamualaikum wr wb respected mufti,

please inform if women are permitted to taste test their own breastmilk to understand what the baby is tasting. This is not out of need but out of curiosity. A sister has done this in the past as it is common among American mothers. Now she has come close to the deen and is wondering if that was okay.

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

It is not permissible for a woman to consume her own breastmilk. Likewise, there is no need for her to taste it. Breastmilk is permitted solely for a child until he/she reaches the age of two lunar years. If a woman has consumed her breastmilk in the past, then she should make istighfaar.

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

12/18/1444 AH – 07/06/2023 CE | 371

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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