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Breast Milk Made Especially for Your Child

Much research has confirmed that God designed mother's milk especially for your baby. Consider these studies:

Milk changes during a feeding session (foremilk is watery, hindmilk is rich in cream and fats).

Milk changes with the age of the infant (Colostrum, given the first days after birth, is rich in antibodies and immunities. The following milk, containing fats and carbohydrates, is needed to give the ‘baby fat.’) Milk continues to change as baby turns toddler.

When sick, Mom’s antibodies fighting sickness are passed through the breast milk to her baby giving protection to the child.

New studies have shown mother’s milk differs even if the infant is a boy or a girl. Boys receive milk richer in fat or proteins, giving them more energy, while the girls get more milk. As a result, females nursed longer. Would that make them more nurturing?  Males fill up faster and spend more time playing because of this energetically dense milk.

 Not only does breast milk change but it also has been linked with better teeth and jaw development, less food allergies, lower ear infections, and higher IQs.

 When I see studies like these, I think of Psalms 139:13-18

 “For You created my inmost being:
You knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from You
When I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
Your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me were written in Your book,
Before One of them came to be.
How precious to me are Your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them,
They would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake, I am still with You.”

How can we doubt that He cares for us?

Sources:
Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE. NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Bible Publishers."Composition of Breast Milk." Breastfeeding Mom. n.d. http://breastfeeding-mom.com/composition-of-breast-milk/ (accessed July 5, 2014).
"How Does Breast-Milk Change To Suit the Baby as It Gets Older." Yahoo Answers. n.d. https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20101021104100AAgvdZA (accessed July 5, 2014).
"Mother's Milk Made To Order for Boys, Girls." ABC Science. Febraury 17, 2014. http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2014/02/17/3946253.htm (accessed July 5, 2014).
NY State Dept of Health. "Breastfeeding Your Baby: Breastfeeding Simply the Best." NY Dept of Health, Publication 2961. Revised 12 2010. http://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2961 (accessed July 5, 2014).
Smith, Anne. "When a Nursing Mother Gets Sick." Breastfeeding Basics. September 2015. http://www.breastfeedingbasics.com/articles/when-a-nursing-mother-gets-sick (accessed October 30, 2016).

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