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Breast feeding

“The best milk for a child is the milk from it’s own mother.” Imam Ali (AS)

A number of Ulema consider it obligatory for a mother to nurse her child from her own breast immediately after the birth of a child. The first 3 days are very important for the proper functioning of the baby’s digestive system.

It is highly recommended to do wudhoo before feeding a child, and to have good thoughts. As in pregnancy, the mother’s diet and thought’s have a significant effect on the child.

Thus the hadith from Imam Ali (AS):

“Allow only a woman whose outward and inward manners are proper to nurse your child, because the child will take on those qualities from her.”

Adapted from the book: "Nikah & Beyond" by: "qfatima.com"

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