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Herbwifemama 03-06-2009 09:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Atarah
Prayer from my Jewish prayer book: (of ancient origin)
A prayer for when the new mother leaves the birthing bed: "May it be You will, Adonai, my God and the God of my forefathers, that You prepare sustenance for Your servant, this infant, with an abundance of milk - his requirement, whatever he may lack. Place in my heart the [correct] time to nurse him in order to give him what he needs. Lighten my sleep so that when he cries, You may open my ears so that I hear him immediately. Rescue me - that my hand not fall onto him while sleeping, and he die, Heaven forbid."

Breastfeeding and sleeping sharing is assumed. It is a request that God make the mother a responsive mother.

I LOVE that. It's so similar to my early prayers as a mother! :heart

Maggie 03-07-2009 02:47 AM

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Yes, that prayer is so beautiful! :happytears :heart

Also very interesting info about the manger!

boobymummy 04-17-2009 04:10 AM

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Just thought I would say that the other mum presumed that the baby was overlaid but who's to say there wasn't some other cause of death? This is an argument I have heard before. Maybe the baby died while she was 'entertaining' a man (that was their job wasn't it?) I made a christmas cake the other year with a little mary, joseph and jesus all lying down together and mary had big boobs coz she was breastfeeding :yes Some might have thought it was sacreligious, but I wanted to make it authentic :giggle and that was before I was even a mum!

7swansaswimming 09-05-2009 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by chelsea (Post 303944)
1Ki 3:19-21 "And this woman's child died in the night; because she overlaid it.-
And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.-
And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear."
Yep, the Bible definitely addresses everything!- :tu

This is fabulous, I never noticed either of these scriptures! I cannot wait to write them down and pass them on! How exciting!

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Originally Posted by mooseymama (Post 1082760)
Gid really does have a great plan for everything, doesn't he!! I always want to ask women who say "oh breastfeeding NEVER works, it is just too hard for women to really do" think people used to make it! One of my favorite shirts is "Jesus was breastfed"

First let me say that I completely agree with you, breastfeeding is the way to go. HOwever, people did do other things...if breastfeeding didn't work for a mom they would have a friend feed their child. Some women cannot produce milk at all or enough for their child. Other times babies would die if they could not tolerate the milk. My first child was milk protein intolerant. He couldnt digest any milk protein, human, cow, goat etc. We had to give him a formula that had the proteins broken down to amino acids (the building blocks of proteins) it was very expensive and very crushing to me to realize that I could not provide for him in the natural way. However, if I didn't do the alternative he would not have made it. I love that shirt idea though that is great!

Fia 09-11-2009 09:23 PM

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I like this thread. :D

momofsuper6 10-16-2009 02:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Suzanne (Post 228487)
Thank you! I may send that to my sister, who thinks cosleeping is sinful. :rolleyes

does she say why she thinks it is sinful? :D

mamaeffie 10-25-2010 06:24 AM

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cool! i really enjoyed reading that sweet prayer :)

blessedmommy3 12-27-2010 03:11 PM

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This verse is one of the many reasons that the Bible is the ultimate parenting book :

alexas 01-26-2011 08:39 AM

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that prayer is so beautiful! I will definitely be sharing that!

I have often said that somehow I doubt that Jesus was in a crib in another room while Mary and Joseph slept peacefully through the night!

PinkPearlGirl 08-28-2011 11:46 AM

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I love that. I've never noticed that verse before in regards to co-sleeping.

Zhannah 10-30-2011 10:37 PM

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i was surprised to read the title of your post. Never thought there is anything about co-sleeping int he Word. Thank you for letting us see that!!!

iwillhope 06-23-2012 12:17 PM

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it's also interesting that Luke was a doctor.

Fallin2Grace 07-16-2012 04:22 PM

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oh this is so neat! I never noticed it before either. Thanks for sharing!

On Fire 01-01-2013 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Heather Micaela (Post 345882)
but the mom of the other baby co-slept too and her baby was fine :)

Good point and there are always exceptions and circumstances surrounding infant death that we don't always know about. During Coronial investigations it's sometimes found for example that the Mum of the infant who died was under the influence of a chemical/been smoking etc. Who knows if the Mum in the Bible whose baby sadly died had been drinking or something?

Very sad either way.

GamGam007 01-29-2013 11:19 PM

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Wow! It's really neat to know that it is in the Bible. I'll have to remember that one, for all of the naysayers in my life.:giggle

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