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Muslim mother can donate breast milk

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Asalamu alaikum wa Rahmatulahi Wabarakatu. I would like to know if a Muslim mother can donate milk which is expressed to be provided for sick or Preterm babies in dire need of such milk for their wellbeing and growth. Awaiting your response. Jazakallah Khair.


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Muslim mother can donate breast milk

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Brother there are legal and Sharan consequences if a woman donates her breast milk for needy preterm babies. She would become their foster mother and much care has to be taken for such relations.

We would advise caution before doing such an act. A woman can donate her milk but a foster relation will have been formed and there are responsibilities that have to be taken care of. If one can fulfill that then there is no restrictions.

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