Sunday, November 27, 2022 - 3 Jumada al-Ula 1444

Storing the mother's milk to be fed later to her child

What is the opinion of Islam on benefiting from the milk of mothers whose medical conditions prevent them from breastfeeding their babies? These mothers store their milk in milk banks to give later to their babies. Should their milk be given only to their biological babies?

Answer

There is no legal objection to this as it is tantamount to storing the milk in a proper manner to nourish her child when needed.