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August 03, 2004

Breastfeeding Art III

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Mother and Child by Sigrid Herr

"She is nourishing her child, offering food, growth, and life. Their relationship is one of perfect love, unconditional trust and harmony. Who gives and who receives? Both do."

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Okay, time for me to be the spoilsport. ;-) I'm all for the wonderful gift that breastfeeding is, and how God uses it to knit a mother and child together, and how it works in so many wonderful ways...


isn't this sentiment a bit over the top, biblically speaking?

"Their relationship is one of perfect love,
unconditional trust and harmony."

Presumably the author isn't coming from a biblical perspective, but it still bothers me a bit to read things like this, because ISTM the beauty of breastfeeding can stand *within* a biblical understanding of human nature, or even be *best* understood within that context, *without* having to junk it up with such incorrect sentiments.

Posted by: pentamom at August 4, 2004 06:42 PM

Yep. Of course you are correct, pentamom. I wanted to give credit where credit was due so I was quoting the copy without thinking as much as you, obviously, were. *grin*

What would you think about rephrasing it to be more reflective of a Biblical understanding by saying,

"Their relationship is one that gives a glimpse of God's perfect love and establishing trust."

Posted by: TulipGirl at August 4, 2004 08:05 PM

I think that would be lovely. :-)

Posted by: pentamom at August 5, 2004 02:20 PM

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