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Hairin Anisa bt Tajuddin

Protocol for Successful Induced Lactation and the Importance of Mahram for Muslim Families

  • Speaker: Hairin Anisa bt Tajuddin , Master of Paediatric & IBCLC
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU

The meaning of mahram in Islam is a person with whom marriage is not permissible (haram) and the adopted baby will be able to achieve this mahram status by breastfeeding on her/his adopted mother for at least 5 times (satisfied feeding) before 2 years old according to the Muslim calendar. Subsequently, the baby status is similar to biological child of the adopted parents. Effective consultation is required to ensure the successful process of induced lactation for the aforementioned purpose. During consultation, breastfeeding benefits are crucial information to be explained to the adopted parents, however achieving mahram status is an additional motivational factor. According to research done by Che Abdul Rahim,N. (2020) there were 6 factors that impacted successful induction of lactation: 1) appropriate protocol, 2) support system, 3) knowledge on breastfeeding technique & use of equipment, 4) time management, 5) mother's nutrition, 6) perseverance & strong motivation through follow up & additional information about expected challenges to overcome.

This presentation provides details on how to successfully induce lactation and how this knowledge can be used to support all families, including Muslim families who are breastfeeding to achieve mahram.

Live Presentation Schedule

Apr 4, 2022