Breastfeeding period

Q: I would like to know about the maximum time frame allowed in Islam for breastfeeding my child. Is breastfeeding past two years considered haraam?

A: As far as possible, the feeding should be terminated within two years. If there is a genuine need it can be extended up till six months.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)