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IHJ 2014, 1(3): 69-77 Back to browse issues page
Comparative study of the importance of breast milk from Quran and medical science approach
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Background and purpose: Undoubtedly, breast milk is the best food for the baby in the first months of the birth and breastfeeding is one of blessings and gifts that God has physiologically bestowed human beings during the first two years of their lives. The mechanism and plan of this important issue have been processed by using many verses of Quran. Quran orders the parents especially mothers not to deprive their children of this blessing because breast milk is the unique and perfect food in the promotion of mental health and physical growth, optimal development of children and increasing of emotional relationships in society.
Materials and Methods: The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate and analyze comparatively the "breast milk" from the approach of Qur'an and some scientific and medical results. Therefore, this research was performed using verses of Qur'an, authentic hadiths, medical books and scientific papers.
Results: Several verses of Qur'an emphasize the importance of mother's milk and the important issues such as foremilk or colostrums, priorities for mother to breastfeed the infant, consultation in the breast-feeding process, the optimal duration of breastfeeding and bonding relationships between infants and lactiferous were mentioned in the verses of God with special delicacy. Medical texts as well as Qur'an emphasize the importance of breastfeeding.
Conclusion: The study shows that the best nutrition for infants is breast milk and indirect breastfeeding from the breast provides rights. It is necessary for mothers not to deprive the children of their rights for two years in order to preserve the physical and mental health of them.
Keywords: Keywords: Qur\'an, breast milk, breastfeeding, medicine
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