Using Breast Pump for Breastfeeding
  • Question:

    I am pregnant and want to breast feed my child, but I am a student myself and can not be available for my child everytime. I wanted to know if Islam allows the use of breast pump machines available in the market for storing breast milk? If yes can I use any of the two types of machines (electrical or manual).


    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question. Congratulations on your pregnancy. May Allah allow the process of the child coming to this world to be easy and in all 'khair' (goodness). May Allah make your child the coolness of your eyes.

    Islamicaly, the use of breast pumps (electrical or manual) for storing milk for the child would be permitted. This action is not contrary to any commandment of Allah or teaching of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), hence it would be considered 'mabah' (permitted).

    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah institute
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