Guideline Model Of Adoptive Breastfeeding For Muslim Foster Mothers In The Malay Community In Malaysia

  • Zilal Saari Research Fellow
  • Farahwahida Mohd Yusof Research Fellow
  • Norsyamlina Che Abd Rahim Researcher
  • Shahrel Ahmad Shuhel Ahmad Research Fellow
  • Siti Norlina Muhamad Research Fellow

Abstract

Adoptive breastfeeding can be accomplished by non-puerperal women with a combination of medical protocols and specific stimulus techniques. However, this technology is not practically able to be accomplished without the help of the non-technical factors such as humanity, maternal instinct, passion and perseverance of a foster mother. Therefore, the aim of this study is to explore the experience of 12 non-puerperal Muslim females who had successfully nursed their foster children. This study used a qualitative research design and the methods of data collection was semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions. Data were analyzed using QSR NVivo using the technique of content analysis, analysis of word-based and code-based analysis. This study has successfully developed a Guideline Model of Breastfeeding Adopted Child in accordance to the Fiqh and Science perspective. This model was built with the design of a house that symbolizes a shelter and a symbol of love for an adopted child who is accepted in a foster family. This house-shaped model includes four phases which is described in the storied building starting from the entrance up to the roof of the house. The stages of this model are: (1) The conditions of Fiqh; (2) The implementation; (3) The Implications of Fiqh; (4) The Goal. In conclusion, the resulting model can be a guide to the foster mother and professionals in the lactation field for the success of the breastfeeding process to the adopted child.


 


Keywords: Induced lactation, adoptive breastfeeding, adopted child, qualitative research, milk kinship in Islam.

Author Biographies

Zilal Saari, Research Fellow

Centre of Research for Fiqh Science and Technology, Faculty of Islamic Civilization, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Farahwahida Mohd Yusof, Research Fellow

Centre of Research for Fiqh Science and Technology, Faculty of Islamic Civilization, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Norsyamlina Che Abd Rahim, Researcher

Women’s Health Development Unit, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Shahrel Ahmad Shuhel Ahmad, Research Fellow

Centre of Research for Fiqh Science and Technology, Faculty of Islamic Civilization, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Siti Norlina Muhamad, Research Fellow

Centre of Research for Fiqh Science and Technology, Faculty of Islamic Civilization, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Published
2017-12-20
How to Cite
SAARI, Zilal et al. Guideline Model Of Adoptive Breastfeeding For Muslim Foster Mothers In The Malay Community In Malaysia. Al-Qanatir: International Journal of Islamic Studies, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 5, p. 42-51, dec. 2017. ISSN 2289-9944. Available at: <http://myjms.mohe.gov.my/index.php/alqanatir/article/view/3094>. Date accessed: 25 apr. 2018.
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