It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but the Bible does talk about breastfeeding and nursing. So for today’s post, here are some verses on breastfeeding. Enjoy!
And she said, “ Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? Yet I have borne him a son in his old age.”
Then his sister said to Pharaoh’s daughter, “Shall I go and call a nurse for you from the Hebrew women that she may nurse the child for you?”
Then Pharaoh’s daughter said to her, “Take this child away and nurse him for me and I will give you your wages.” So the woman took the child and nursed him.
Was it I who conceived all this people? Was it I who brought them forth, that You should say to me, ‘Carry them in your bosom as a nurse carries a nursing infant, to the land which You swore to their fathers’?
[ The Line of David Began Here ] Then Naomi took the child and laid him in her lap, and became his nurse.
1 Samuel 1:23
Elkanah her husband said to her, “Do what seems best to you. Remain until you have weaned him; only may the LORD confirm His word.” So the woman remained and nursed her son until she weaned him.
Surely I have composed and quieted my soul; Like a weaned child rests against his mother, My soul is like a weaned child within me.
Song of Solomon 8:1
[ The Lovers Speak ] “Oh that you were like a brother to me Who nursed at my mother’s breasts. If I found you outdoors, I would kiss you; No one would despise me, either.
The nursing child will play by the hole of the cobra, And the weaned child will put his hand on the viper’s den.
That you may nurse and be satisfied with her comforting breasts, That you may suck and be delighted with her bountiful bosom.”
When she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived and gave birth to a son.
While Jesus was saying these things, one of the women in the crowd raised her voice and said to Him, “ Blessed is the womb that bore You and the breasts at which You nursed.”
For behold, the days are coming when they will say, ‘ Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bore, and the breasts that never nursed.’
Coming up this week:
Tomorrow: Modesty and Breastfeeding (Guest Post over at Imperfect Kate)
Tuesday: Avoiding Bottle-feeding guilt