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How many of you breastfed your children and at what age did you stop or plan to stop?
Assalaamu alaykum sisters,
My daughter is 25 months now and I'm weaning her gently. I am ready to TTC again and I think I will need Clomid to conceive. While I know it's probably OK while nursing a toddler, I'm not comfortable with it because of my own hormonal problems. So inshaAllah I would like to have her fully weaned in about 6 weeks or so. Alhamdulillah, I'm glad she's gotten the full two years so far and will get a little bonus too. It's been amazing!
My DH's Muslim family in Bangladesh were shocked I didn't bottlefeed the baby (in addition to breastfeeding.) They don't think breastmilk is enough after a few months. : MashaAllah, they're great people but this did drive me pretty nuts!
I still BF my 14 month old and plan to do so until the times comes for it to be finished. I do not know when that will be and I trust that it will be when it is supposed to.
In my husbands country most women go until the baby is 2.
I myself nursed until I was about 3.
My DS loves to nurse, I dont see it letting up to soon!!!
And besides, people always have something to say!!!!
Mama Aminah- go ahead and make friends with the elders!!!
I Islam gets so many things piled on top of it that are not Islamic, they just happen to be part of the culture where the people who are muslim live.
I may be radical when i say this,: but Islam embraces the feminist. Muhammad (peace be upon him) in my opinion surrounded himself purposefully with strong women and fought hard for womens equal rights. I believe that Islam wants what is best for mother and child, Exclusive BF, Extended BF, BF period.
Khadija, and Fatima are beautiful examples of feminist, IMO.
|Masha-Allah means all praise and glory are due Allah.|
Hi from New Zealand. My husband is muslim and from Pakistan. we have a son named Arman and a (sabine or ridvan on the way in 2 weeks - depending on the sex)
Its nice to see so many communities represented here.
If you live in the U.S. and vote, would you mind sharing who you're thinking of voting for next year? I was leaning towards Obama until he talked about how dropping missiles in Pakistan was a possibility. I'm not really a single-issue voter (although if I was the issue would be the environment) but I'm wondering who you think is the most supportive of Muslims?
I am going for Obama.
We have got so many issues that it is hard to pick a canidate just based on those.It is going to be SO HARD for anyone elected to walk in and start repairing the enormous mess Bush has made.
I like Obama because.....
1. He is married to a strong, outspoken woman
2. He has really had to search and understand himself, with his mixed roots- I think his chaacter is solid because of this
3. He is of genuine character and seems very God-centered
4. I think he really wants to do the "right thing"
5. He is worldly- lived in Indonesia, has family in Kenya, he sees the big picture because of this
6. His first book is awesome, Dreams of my father
7. He is connected to everyone in some way- white american mother, black african father, muslim family, christian family, Indonesian step father, struggling single mom, elder grandparents who he lived with, lived in Hawaii, lived in Indonesia, grass roots work in south side chicago, shit, he is even realted to Dick Cheney!
8. He is a loving father
I like Obama for his inner strength and character.
I am tired of politicians.
He is running the "rat race" with conciouseness