Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem
The fourteenth question of Fatwa no. 5953
Q 14: some mothers do not breast-feed their babies to preserve their own health and others do not breast-feed their babies for the full period of two years. Are they considered sinners for doing so? Please answer me. May Allah grant you success!
A: It is Wajib (obligatory) for mothers to breast-feed their babies and look after their health. It is impermissible for them to depend entirely on imported milk or any other milk other than the breast milk unless their husbands approve of doing this and no harm is expected to afflict the babies.
May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions!
- Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta
Remember well, your body is an aamaanah. It does not belong to you. So take care of yourself.
- Avocados are high in monounsaturated fat, reversing fat deposit in the belly.
- Whole grain pasta is loaded with B vitamins.
- You only have until age 35 to build bone. 1000 mg of calcium is needed daily.
- People feel more stressed in their 20s than they do at any other period in life probably because it’s a time of change.
- Eating broccoli can help prevent wrinkles.
- Potatoes have more potassium than bananas. Potatoes help fight heart disease by keeping blood pressure low.
- Eat salmon twice a week for omega-3-fatty acids. Sardines are also an excellent source of omega-3s.
- Spinach is high in vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, folate.
- To prevent birth defects in pregnancy, there needs to be a high intake of folate in the diet. A pregnant woman needs 450 mg of folate a day. A large egg has 125 mg.**
**Perfectly reminds me of this fact, “One egg contains a staggering 220 milligrams of cholesterol, which clogs your arteries and leads to heart disease.” Absolutely not intended to discourage you, but don’t devour 3 or 4 eggs on a daily basis, every other day – more or less, one should suffice. Eat meat, it has plenty of fat. You also need the iron, anyway!