Suckled Sunnah was created to increase awareness of the moral and religious obligations of breastfeeding. Islam has promoted breastfeeding for over 1400 years, while modern medicine has only recently recognized the benefits of breastfeeding. However, there has been a general decline in breastfeeding among Muslims due to the inflence of western and industrialized culture. As societies have gradually changed, the norm of nursing a child has been repressed by multi nationals who promote formula and bottlefeeding as the best provision for infants. As a result, many Muslimahs relinquish their childs right to breastmilk and voluntarily decline the many advantages of breastfeeding. This is an epidemic in our Ummah that should be addressed more in our communities. As a mother of two children, whom I proudly breasfted, this is an issue that is dear to my heart. This blog will be my humble attempt to “make the change I wish to see in the world.”
Alhamdulilah, with the surge of converts worldwide, thousands of babies are being born into Islamic families. For the Muslim, there is abundant barakah in each drop of breastmilk and it is my goal to have more families take this opportunity to gain the pleasure of Allah, subhana wa ta’ala while providing their child with the best provision from birth.
Suckled Sunnah will be an online resource to educate and support Muslims worldwide. The information will be primarily based on Quran, Hadith, scholarly works and evidenced-based medicine.
In addition to the islamic relevance of breastfeeding, the posts will cover the following topics: the basics of breastfeeding, natural family planning, breastfeeding issues, common myths, legislation, pumping,weaning and product reviews.
The blog will feature fatwas, articles,exclusive interviews, photos, community resource page, and videos. Please Follow My Blog by Email and Help Spread the Barakah of Breastfeeding!