Strains of breast milk do not
make ablution necessary. The cleanliness required for nursing women depends upon
the state of her clothes. If the mother’s clothes are soaked with breast milk or
with the baby’s urine and if the area affected is not much, then washing them
without taking them off or changing them is enough. Having a bath is no
In other words, the Sharī‘ah does not impose any
restriction on a nursing mother as far as doing wudu or having a bath is
concerned. It leaves it to her comfort and satisfaction.