What is the prescribed frequency of breastfeeding that affects marriageability?

Question 10: What is the prescribed number of breastfeeding that renders a child a son or daughter of the wet nurse? In what way are the daughters of the woman who breast-fed my son related to me as the son’s mother?

Answer: The breastfeeding that affects marriageability refers to breast-feeding a baby for five times or more during the first two years of the baby’s life… read more here.

A woman dropped some of her breast milk in a person’s ears, and he wants to marry her daughter

Question 9: An insect broke through my ear, so the mother of my fiance, Hissah, who is my cousin, dropped some of her breast milk in my ear. She did so only one time. Is it still permissible for me to marry Hissah?

Answer: It is permissible for the questioner to marry his cousin Hissah… read more here.

Does breastfeeding by a woman who cannot give birth to a child affect marriageability?

Question 8: We are three brothers and each of us has children. Our mother who is sixty years old breastfed a son of my brother and after sixteen years she did the same with my son. She used to insert her nipples into the mouth of the child to make him stop crying. She told us that she felt that fluid came out of her breast into the mouth of the child many times. Is it prohibited for my sons to marry the daughters of my brothers? May Allah reward you with the best!

Answer: If the case is as mentioned above, and breastfeeding occurred five times or more in the first two years of the child’s life it would be prohibited for the son who was breastfed to marry daughters of his paternal uncles and aunts… read more here.

A woman asked her sisters before her death to breastfeed her daughter but father objects

Question 7: A sister died leaving behind a daughter in her first month of age. While breathing her last breath, she asked her two sisters to breastfeed her daughter until the period of suckling ends. However, her husband prevented the sisters from breastfeeding his daughter. He took his daughter to another woman to breastfeed her and refused to let her aunts breastfeed her. Is there any sin on the aunts’ part or not? May Allaah reward you with the best!

Answer: There is no blame on the aunts for not suckling their sister’s daughter, since the child’s father refused… read more here.

Permissibility of giving the child powdered milk when the mother’s milk is insufficient

Question 6: Is it permissible for a mother to feed her baby Nido or any other milk formula if her milk is not enough to feed the baby?

Answer: There is no harm for a woman nursing her baby with milk formula. This milk does not spread the unmarriageable nursing link… read more here.

Does infant formula render marriage unlawful?

Question 5: Are children who drink from the same infant milk formulas considered siblings?

Answer No, they are not, for this does not carry the same ruling on suckling that renders marriage unlawful… read more here.

If a child was breastfed by a woman in a way that affects marriageability

Question 4: A baby boy was brought up by his paternal aunt and he sucked her breast. She had no children; and when she died, her husband granted the boy all his wealth. Would that boy be considered her son by breastfeeding?

Answer: The breastfeeding that affects marriageability refers to breast-feeding a baby for five times or more during the first two years of the baby’s life… read more here.

Is a child entitled to inherit from the woman who breastfed him?

Question 3: One of my brothers was breastfed more than twenty times by his maternal grandmother. Does he have any right in her inheritance? Is it permissible for him to marry one of the daughters of his maternal uncle or maternal aunts? Finally, is it permissible for me to marry any of them?

Answer: breastfeeding that affects marriageability refers to breast-feeding a baby for five times or more during the first two years of the baby’s life… read more here.

Is it permissible for a mother to breastfeed her baby while she is in a state of Janabah?

Question 2:  Is it permissible for a mother to breastfeed her baby while she is in a state of Janaabah (major ritual impurity related to sexual discharge)? If not, what does she have to do if she has already done this? Please provide us with your beneficial answer. May Allaah reward you best!

Answer: It is permissible for mothers to breastfeed their babies while they are in a state of Janaabah… read more here.

Is the mother who does not breastfeed her baby considered sinful?

Question 1: Some mothers do not breastfeed their babies to preserve their own health and others do not breastfeed their babies for the full period of two years. Are they considered sinners for doing so? Please answer me. May Allaah grant you success!

Answer: It is Waajib (obligatory) for mothers to breastfeed their babies and look after their health… read more here.