I have a baby of 2.5 years old. However she is still relying on nursing. Would like to know is it fine in the light of Islam, as she is not consuming milk from the other source. Any help would really be appreciated.

I have a baby of 2.5 years old. However she is still relying on nursing. Would like to know is it fine in the light of Islam, as she is not consuming milk from the other source. Any help would really be appreciated.

Answer

(Fatwa: 666/000/L=1434)

According to Shariah, a baby should be breastfed only for two years. However, if there is some problem then it may be expended up to 2 and a half year. After this period it is not allowed to breastfeed in any case. And if your daughter has reached 2 and a half year of age then it is not lawful to breastfeed her. You should stop it by any way.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband