Will you give information about the fasting of a woman who is breastfeeding or pregnant?

The Details of the Question

My daughter is five and a half months old. My wife wants to breastfeed the baby and fast in the month of Ramadan.

The Answer

Dear Brother / Sister,

A woman who is breastfeeding can perform fasting; fasting is not invalidated when she breastfeeds.If a woman who is breastfeeding or pregnant fears that she or her baby will be harmed, she can perform fasting later. This decree does not change even if the baby belongs to somebody else.

A woman/man who wants to perform the fasting that she/he has missed can utter intention as follows: "I intend to perform for Allah's sake the Ramadan fasting that I could not perform on time." She performs one day for each day she missed.

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