Fasting and breastfeeding

Fatwa ID: 02644

Answered by: Maulana Maruf Ahmed

Question

Asalamualaikum.

Me and my wife were blessed with a baby girl about 6-7 weeks ago. My mother said if she fasts all her milk will go away, and it's vital for the baby's health/growth, she is breastfed continually for 6 months. My mother has already paid her fidya of £100. Is my mother correct, and was the fidya amount correct?

Answer

The first part of your query has been answered on the link below:

http://daruliftabirmingham.co.uk/ruling-on-fasting-for-a-breast-feeding-woman-2/

Fidya is not necessary in such a circumstance. However, the payment your mother made will be considered as optional charity.

And only Allah knows best.

Written by Maulana Maruf Ahmed

Checked and approved by Mufti Tosir Miah 

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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