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Breastfeeding

Blessed art thou and blessed is the mother that hath nursed thee.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 252)



For example, from the beginning of his life you can see in a nursing child the signs of desire, of anger, and of temper.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’í World Faith, p. 320)


O Thou peerless Lord! Let this suckling babe be nursed from the breast of Thy loving-kindness, guard it within the cradle of Thy safety and protection and grant that it be reared in the arms of Thy tender affection.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’í Prayers, p. 33)


The fears and agitation which the revelation of this law provokes in men’s hearts should indeed be likened to the cries of the suckling babe weaned from his mother’s milk, if ye be of them that perceive.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 175)


The mother—not the father—bears the children, nurses them in babyhood, and is thus their first educator.
(Universal House of Justice, Lights of Guidance, p. 218)


The sincere soul longeth for nearness to God even as the suckling babe yearneth for its mother’s breast, nay more ardent is his longing, could ye but know it!
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Summons of the Lord of Hosts, p. 206)


The suckling babe passeth through various physical stages, growing and developing at every stage, until its body reacheth the age of maturity.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 285)


Thus, ere thou didst issue from thy mother’s womb, I destined for thee two founts of gleaming milk …
(Bahá’u’lláh, The Persian Hidden Words 29)


When the child is born, it is she who has been endowed by God with the milk which is the first food designed for it, and it is intended that, if possible, she should be with the baby to train and nurture it in its earliest days and months.
(Universal House of Justice, Lights of Guidance, p. 626)