Miscellaneous Topics- Fatawa- Acts of worship - Fasting (4): Can a breastfeeding mother leave fasting in Ramadan?

2011-07-24

Question:

 Dear Dr. Nabulsi,
 Assalamu Alaikum,
 I am a mother of three twins who are 2.5 months old. I am giving them breastfeeding together with bottle feeding as my milk is not enough for three. I'm afraid that fasting would make me loose milk and stop breastfeeding.
 Shall I fast during Ramadan or not, and if not, what should I do?
 Thank you

Answer:

 Dear sister,
 You can leave fasting in Ramadan and fast the same number of days later.
 Best regards