Ruling on a woman who does not breastfeed her children

Q 14: Some mothers do not breast-feed their babies to preserve their own health and others do not breast-feed their babies for the full period of two years. Are they considered sinners for doing so? Please answer me. May Allah grant you success!

A: It is Wajib (obligatory) for mothers to breast-feed their babies and look after their health. It is impermissible for them to depend entirely on imported milk or any other milk other than the breast milk unless their husbands approve of doing this and no harm is expected to afflict the babies.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.