What is the age limit of breastfeeding babies in Islam?
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    What is the age limit of breastfeeding babies in Islam?


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    Thank you for your question.
    In general, the period of breast feeding is two years regardless of the baby’s gender.

    “And mothers suckle their children full two years, it is for one who wants to complete the (period of) suckling.” (Qur’an 2:233)

    A few months after the two years up to six months is acceptable according to some jurists. The baby must be weaned after the maximum period of 2.5 years. (Ma’arif al Qur’an)


    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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