Today I want to share with you how it can be possible to fast during Ramadan as a Breastfeeding mom. Before we start, I just want to share a disclaimer that I am not an Islamic scholar. This post is not meant to serve as recommendation on if you should or shouldn't fast while breastfeeding. It would be best to speak to a scholar you trust before coming to a decision on whether you should be fasting while breastfeeding.
If you do choose to fast, these are guidelines to make it possible without compromising your milk supply, inshallah!
Note: I received a complementary copy of the book #AlhumdulilahForSeries, however, as always, all opinions are my own.
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