Is Drinking the Breast Milk of My Wife Problematic?

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Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas

Question: I get intimate with my wife and in the process, some of her milk goes into my mouth. Does this make our relationship to be tampered?

Answer: Assalam alaykum

This will not affect your relationship.

Drinking the breast milk of a woman only establishes kinship when it is done within a specific time period i.e. two years or two and a half years. After this period, it will not have any affect.

With that said, scholars mention that it would not be permitted for a husband to intentionally drink the breast milk of his wife. [Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

[Ustadh] Salman Younas

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Ustadh Salman Younas graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Political Science and Religious Studies. After studying the Islamic sciences online and with local scholars in New York, Ustadh Salman moved to Amman. There he studies Islamic law, legal methodology, belief, hadith methodology, logic, Arabic, and tafsir.

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