What is the expiation for a person

Q: I gave birth to a child on 21/8/1407 A.H. I was then unable to observe Sawm (Fast) during the blessed month of Ramadan that year (1407 A.H). Now, am I permitted to feed poor people or should I observe Sawm for the missed days, taking into consideration that I live in a very hot district, namely Tihamah `Asir? I am at a loss and want your Fatwa in this regard. May Allah reward you.

A: It is mandatory upon you to make up for the missed Ramadan of the year 1407 A.H in which you underwent your postpartum period. You should hasten to perform that Sawm before the following month of Ramadan. As for living in a very hot district, this is not a proper excuse for failing to make up for the missed days. It will not suffice you to feed sixty poor people if you are able to observe Sawm.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.