What is the prescribed duration of breast feeding a child in light of Quran and Hadith?

  • You should breast feed your child for nearly 2 years. Stop brest feeding a month before the child turns two.
    – Noor
    Commented Dec 13, 2016 at 13:15
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    When his / her first teeth start to grow. It can be before he is two. I don't know if there is a hadith about it but every woman will tell you this is the definite sign you should stop. Commented Dec 13, 2016 at 23:28
  • I am looking for an answer in light of hadith. Please let me know if you know the reference. Coz all i have heard is 2 years, so wanted to know what the hadith mentions. Thanks in advance :)
    – simply_me
    Commented Dec 18, 2016 at 8:40

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Walaikum salammm warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

Allaah has enjoined breastfeeding in His Book, when He said (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]


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