The consumption of colostrum from humans and animals

Q. Colostrum is the first form of milk produced by mammals including many humans immediately following delivery of a newborn. Is it permissible to consume colostrum produced by mammals. There are many products containing colostrum available in the market which have great benefits.

A. In terms of Shariah, the consumption of colostrum from a human/female, without necessity, is not permissible. (Shaami 3/211) However, it is permissible to consume colostrum derived from Halaal animals, for e.g. cow, ox, and buffalo as it falls under the same ruling of consuming its milk, which is permissible.

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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa