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.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)