Should I Use Breast Milk or Formula?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool

Question: Is it ok to use powdered breast milk instead of breastfeeding?

Answer: Assalaamu alaikum warahmatu Allah,

Whether a baby should be given breast milk or formula is a decision made between the parents.

Experts agree upon the benefits of breast milk and that it is a superior form of nutrition than formula. Nonetheless, the latter would not require the parents to give their child breast milk, though it would be preferable to do so under normal circumstances for the interests of the child.

Shaista Maqbool

Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani