Answered by SunniPath Answer Service Team
In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful & Compassionate
From a previous question answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani:
The husband is not permitted to drink his wife's milk because, in the words of imam al-Haskafi in al-Durr al-Mukhtar, quoting Sharh al-Wahbaniyya,
'It is a part of a human being and to make use of it without a real need to do so is Haram.' [Radd al-Muhtar, 3:212, Dar al-Kutub al-`Ilmiyya].
This a general rule in the sacred law: No part of a human being may be sold or used for nourishment or other 'deriving of benefit' (intifa'), beyond that which the Sacred Law has permitted. The baby's drinking the mother's milk is an exception, based on textual permission, due to the 'real need' (durura) to do so.
SunniPath Fiqh Team
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