A woman’s body is such an amazing vessel designed by God. We are made to GROW, BIRTH and NOURISH another life. I personally think that with this kind of gift comes a huge responsibility. God is entrusting us with His precious jewels.
Since our bodies are made to NOURISH a human being, it comes naturally for me to advise that breast milk is best. It’s liquid gold. It is the most brain enriching food on this planet for baby.
I am a HUGE breastfeeding advocate! This is my third time exclusively nursing—no bottles or formula. It’s such a privilege and gift!
I have always said to all my mommy friends that breastfeeding is 10% physical and 90% mental. We come physically equipped with all that is needed to feed our babies, but you have to go in with a determined mindset because it WILL hurt and it takes practice in the beginning. Don’t give up! Remember that your baby is also learning. You are both a team.
Motherhood is a journey of constant learning and finding strength in each day. It’s all about being hands on, fully present and giving yourself grace.
I believe it is so important to surround yourself with people who will support, love and encourage you.
Parenting for me also means I am constantly on my knees asking God for help and His protection over my children when I can’t be with them. I pray to God every morning to prepare me spiritually so I can disciple them. It’s so important that as mothers we are our children’s first teacher. They need us to love, guide, nurture, protect and instruct them.
As children grow up, so much is out of our hands. God says, “Don’t worry, I have them under the feathers of my wings.”
Psalm 91:4 He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.