Period of breastfeeding

Q: A hadith states لا رضاغ بعد الفصال

Hidaya mentions that the growth from the milk stops after the child's nutrition is changed. If a child was weaned at 8 months due to a 2nd pregnancy, then the mother gave birth and is feeding the 2nd child, can she feed the first child expressed milk?

The child is already weaned, drinking goats milk in abundance. Mothers milk will definitely be more nutritious, but does the hadith mean that it will be prohibited to feed the child who was previously weaned even though it is less than 2 years old ?

A: Yes.

No. What it means is that after the maximum duration of breastfeeding has terminated you cannot breastfeed the child.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)