Q: Regarding postpartum bleeding, after the 40 days when bleeding continues off and on as it does for breastfeeding mothers it is regarded as istihaza, so the days after the blood has stopped will you need to perform ghusl just as you do for normal menstruation? Or only wudhu? And how long will it be regarded as istihaza?
If this was her first child then the first forty days will be counted as nifaas and thereafter whatever she sees is isitihaadhah. If she had a routine of haidh and tuhr she should follow the routine.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)