My baby suckles the whole night

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I’m breastfeeding my son who is going to turn two years old this Rajab, in sha Allah. But it gets very tiring during the night as he wants to suckle the entire night and won’t unlatch. By morning I have no energy, so waking up for Fajr is also difficult. Sometimes my husband has to carry him to put him to sleep. Is it permitted for me to wean him before two years?

Zaynab El-Kateb:

Stop feeding him at night, and only feed him during the day. If the problem still persists, then consult a doctor. If the doctor suggests that you wean him now, then yes, you may wean him before he reaches two years of age if your husband agrees to this.



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