Mother’s milk from the point of view of Islam

Mother’s milk from the point of view of Islam


Allah took care of sustenance for all living beings. By His grace in a woman's breast milk is produced, in order to feed the baby. The Holy Qur'an says:

"We have enjoined upon man [care] for his parents. His mother carried him, [increasing her] in weakness upon weakness, and his weaning is in two years." (Surah Luqman, 14)

"Mothers may breastfeed their children two complete years ..." (Surah Baqara, 233)

Mother's milk in full volume contains the nutrients, antibodies, vitamins needed for a child. They help the baby in the formation of the immune system and contribute to the body's resistance to disease. All vitamins and minerals contained in milk in such amount which needs to baby. Truly, this is subject to only the Almighty!

It should be noted that at each stage of development child milk changes its composition depending on what nutrients needed by the baby. Milk contains glucose and fats, which are necessary for brain development, as well as calcium for bone growth.

The calories and nutrients in breast milk of mothers also changes depending on whether the child was born in the period, or premature. As premature newborn baby needs more calories, and mothers' milk contains more fat, protein, iron and other elements.

Mother's milk is always pure, fresh, has a perfect temperature for feeding and easily absorbed by the body of the baby, because it contains microorganisms. Mother's milk is not conducive to the development of pathogenic microorganisms and bacteria, so is ideal, ecologically clean product. Surprisingly, 90 percent of the milk of the water. Therefore it is food and drink at the same time.

As a result of several numerous studies it has been shown that the milk of the mother develops the child's intelligence. Breastfed babies ahead in the mental development of their peers. Specialist James Anderson of the University of Kentucky found that the IQ of children, fed mother's milk, at 5 points higher than babies fed by artificial mixtures. As a result, the study concluded that: a child's intelligence, breast-fed, intensively developing in the first six months of life. And children who were fed breast milk is less than eight weeks, generally do not experience any benefit from the milk to the development of intelligence cleverness.

It is noticed that the more a mother breastfeeds, the more she is protected against breast cancer. It is also proved that the uterus is quickly coming to its normal state and receives the right size after birth during breastfeeding. This occurs because suckling causes release hormone oxytocin which plays an important role in the contraction of the uterus and its return to the normal state as before pregnancy.

The benefits of breastfeeding is obvious from all sides. No matter how many tried to create an artificial mixture, close to the composition of breast milk, the mother's milk, it remains surprising liquid which is impossible to reproduce artificially. For it is the creation of Allah, Who knows everything.

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