The Importance of Breastfeeding in Holy Quran


1 Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology , Department of Anesthesiology, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor of Otorhinolaryngology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

3 Medical Education, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran, Iran.

4 Students Research Committee, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

5 Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.


Breastfeeding is the ideal and most natural way of nurturing infants. The importance of breastfeeding has been proved unequivocally, and UNICEF and WHO have issued guidelines to ensure breastfeeding. More than 14 centuries is that in Islamic teachings with the most comprehensive, most beautiful and most powerful motivation, is raised important points in the form of advice and education about breastfeeding.  Included in Islam recommended every mother to breastfeed her children up to the age of two years if the lactation period was to be completed. Aware of these recommendations and the usage of them, will lead to the most efficient and effective incentives to promote breast-feeding.



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