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Method of Suckling.

2632. The child’s mother is the best person to suckle a child. It is better that she does not claim any award from her husband for suckling the child, although it is good that he should reward her for that. However, if the mother demands more payment for suckling than a wet-nurse, her husband can entrust the child to the wet-nurse.

2633. It is recommended that the wet-nurse, whose services are obtained for a child, should be Shia Ithna-Asheri, sane, chaste, and good looking; and it is Makrooh for a wet-nurse to be a non-Shia Ithna-Ashaeri or ugly, ill-humored or illegitimate. It is also Makrooh to entrust the child to a wet-nurse who has given birth to an illegitimate child, and her milk is because of that.