If the Pregnant Woman and the Breastfeeding Woman Fear for Themselves or Their Children Question: If the pregnant woman or the breastfeeding woman fears for herself or her child during the month of Ramadhaan and she breaks her fast, what is due on her? Does she break her fast, give food, and make up for the fast; or does she break her fast, make up for the fast and not give food; or does she break the fast and give food without making up for the fast? What is the correct position between these three? Answer: If the pregnant woman fears for herself or her unborn child from fasting Ramadhaan, she breaks her fast and she is only obliged to make up for the fast. Her situation in this is the situation of the one who is not strong enough to fast or fears some harm for him from fasting. Allaah said: “And whoever is ill or on a journey, then (he may fast the days from) a number of other days.”1 The same applies to the breastfeeding woman if she fears for herself while breast feeding her child during Ramadhaan or she fears for the child if she fasts and does not breastfeed him. She breaks her fast and she is only obligated to make up for the fast. And success is from Allaah. (The Permanent Committee)
Surah AlBaqarah: 185.