Consuming a Woman’s Breast Milk

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Answered by Shaykh Yūsuf Badāt


Is a husband allowed to drink his wife’s breast milk?


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It is the consensus of the mainstream Islamic jurists that it is islamicaly impermissible for a man to drink his wife’s breast milk. (See al Dur al Mukhtār)

The milk produced in the breasts of a woman is for infants. It is not permissible for an adult to consume such milk unless in extreme dire situations such as for medical reasons.

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