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Receiving breast milk is the birth-right of every new born child and mentioned several times in the Noble Quran. (Surah Al Baqarah Verse 233 & Surah Luqman Verse 14). 

 

Breastfeeding brings immense health benefits to the baby and mother. It is free of Haraam substances and the offspring consumes that which is pure. Some benefits are listed as follows:- 

  • The natural production of Colostrum (the first milk in the early days of breastfeeding) acts as a vaccine, contains large quantities of antibodies, high in nutrition and easy to digest.

  • Helps baby?s brain develop its maximum potential.

  • Mother?s milk is clean, safe, convenient and free.

  • Breast milk is easily digestible and does not give rise to allergies.

  • Suckling at the breast helps to develop and strengthen baby?s palate.

  • Ease of travel with the baby. There is no need to carry feeding bottles, flask, milk formula, etc.

  • It strengthens the bond between mother and child.

  • Helps the mother recover from pregnancy and delivery. It returns the uterus to its original size and helps weight loss.

  • Reduces the risk of breast cancer. 

For those who have no option or simply choose to bottle-feed their baby, beware the minefield of Haraam ingredients used in the manufacture of baby formulae. SANHA has uncovered the use of Haraam ingredients such as pork enzymes, animal fat and also whey from non-Halaal sources in the manufacture of baby formulae over the years and has published cautionary notices on these. 

 

For a list of baby formulae certified Halaal by SANHA click here.

 
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