Drinking Wife’s Breast Milk: Islamic Ruling & Wisdom Unveiled

Syed Bukhari

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Drinking Wife's Breast Milk

Is it halal to drink wife’s breast milk? – Whether a husband becomes a Mahram (a person who is permanently unmarriageable) to his wife’s relatives by drinking her milk.

The answer is no, because the only breastfeeding that creates the relationship of mahram is the one that happens in the first two years of life, and it has to be at least five times. This is based on the Quran and the Sunnah, the sources of Islamic law.

Drinking Wife's Breast Milk

Is it halal to drink wife’s breast milk? – Rulings related to breastfeeding in Islam

We need to start by stating some essential points about the rulings related to breastfeeding before we can answer this question.

  1. Breastfeeding is confirmed in the Quran and Sunnah, and by the consensus of the scholars. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): 

“your foster mothers who gave you suck, your foster milk suckling sisters…” [al-Nisa 4:23] 

Ibn ‘Abbas narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

What is forbidden by suckling or breastfeeding is the same as what is forbidden by nasab (lineage).” (Reported by al-Bukhari, Muslim, 1444

The scholars concur that rada’ah (breastfeeding) has consequences for marriage and kinship. It prevents marriage and establishes the relationship of mahram, and allows seeing and being alone (with the people who are related through rada’ah).

  1. For breastfeeding to have the effect of transferring its benefits from the nursing woman to the child suckled, it must fulfill certain conditions, which are:
  2. The breastfeeding must occur within the first two years of the child’s life, because Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):

 “The mothers shall give suck to their children for two whole years, (that is) for those (parents) who desire to complete the term of suckling…” [al-Baqarah 2:233]

  1. The number of breastfeedings must reach the known five feeds, in which the child eats his fill as if eating and drinking. If the child leaves the breast for a reason, such as to take a breath or to switch from one breast to the other, this (i.e., each separate time the child latches on) is not counted as one breastfeeding. This is the view of al-Shafi’i, and the view preferred by Ibn al-Qayyim.

Man drinking Wire’s breast milk during foreplay?

One of the natural ways of enjoying pleasure and foreplay is sucking the wife’s nipples.

 As for drinking the wife’s milk, the scholars have a consensus that the husband does not become her son if he drinks her milk. The reason for this is that the woman becomes a mother only if she breastfeeds the child within the first two years of the child’s life, as that is the period of breastfeeding mentioned by the Qur’an [Qur’an 2:233]. 

Therefore, drinking the wife’s milk does not affect their marriage (nikah), as the husband does not become her son.

Drinking Wife's Breast Milk

Why We Don’t Recommend To Drink Wife’s Breast Milk?

Drinking wifes breast milk is not advisable from an Islamic point of view for several reasons: 

  • It’s not essential to do so, and there are other sources of nutrition.
  • It’s not healthy, as it can cause the spread of diseases. 
  • It can affect Tahara (cleanliness and purity).
  • It’s meant for babies, and the husband does not fall under this category.
  • It’s better to avoid something that is allowed but not preferred.

If you are into Halal Life Style , you can read our article about Is It Haram To Watch Kissing In Islam?

FAQs

Q. Is it halal to drink wife’s breast milk?

It is not haram to drink your wife’s milk in Islam, but it is not a good idea. Breast milk is for children who are less than 2 years old, so drinking your wife’s milk will not change your relationship with her children. 

Q. Can husband drink breast milk of wife during pregnancy in Islam? 

You should not drink your wife’s milk during her pregnancy in Islam. It will affect your Tahara (purity and cleanliness), so you should stay away from it. However, there is no clear proof from the Quran or the Hadith on this topic. 

Q. Can I drink my wife’s breast milk? 

You can drink your wife’s milk, it will not harm you. But, you should make sure that your baby gets enough of it first, because breast milk has antibodies that protect your baby from viruses and bacteria. 

Q. Can we drink breast milk in Islam? 

Allah knows that breast milk is the best food for infants. It is adjusted daily according to the infant’s needs for growth and nourishment, while other milks and formulas stay the same regardless of the infant’s daily demands. 

Q. Can my wife feed me her breast milk? 

The most important thing is that both of you are comfortable and excited about trying adult breastfeeding. If you are, then go ahead. Many adults are curious about adult breastfeeding, also called erotic lactation. It is also normal to be sexually attracted to your partner’s breasts even when they are producing breast milk. 

Q. Is breastfeeding halal in Islam? 

The Quran advises mothers to breastfeed their babies for two years. In the Quran, God says the father must help the mother breastfeed the baby. Even if the father is dead or does not live in the house, the heir must support the mother and force her to breastfeed her babies. 

Q. Can Woman drink her own breast milk if she is sick? 

Cuts, Minor Burns, and Small Wounds: Breast milk has been used for cuts, burns, and wounds to help wounds heal and prevent them from getting infected. Immune System Booster: If you are sick and drink breast milk, it is believed to boost your immune system and shorten the length and severity of a cold. 

Q. How does breast milk taste like? 

Breastfeeding mothers that tasted their own milk described the taste as sweet and bitter, the smell as neutral, creamy, and sweet, and the mouthfeel as thin, watery, smooth, and fatty. A correlation was found between the bitterness of the mother’s diet and the bitterness of her fore milk but not hind milk.