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Breastfeeding Bible Study© 1995, 1999
written by Cyndi Egbert
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How is breastfeeding praised in the Bible?
What level of importance is breastfeeding given in Scripture?
Does an infant need any other nourishment?
Is breastfeeding only for nourishment?
Think about the significance of the functions accorded
There are some basic needs that God gave babies:
Do you see ways in which breastfeeding encourages the meeting of these needs?
Does it seem right that a loving God would give babies needs that should not be met?
What do these verses say about how a nursing mother feels about her baby? (Or should
How does her baby feel about her/the milk?
What does the Bible give as a reason for no milk?
What does God think about a refusal to breastfeed (and those who would discourage it)?
What does the Bible say about weaning? Are these accounts consistent with weaning
a baby or young toddler? Perhaps an older child (age 3 or 4)?
Why did Job wish his mother had not nursed him?
Hopefully you began each portion of this study with prayer. I would ask that you pray again
before you read the following Scripture.
Please meditate on the significance of Christ's statement
and how it relates to today's society:
copyright by Cyndi Egbert
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Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.