It amazes how God made our bodies, especially when it comes to pregnancy and bre*stfeeding. It's crazy to me that a baby in it's mommy's tummy, for the first 24 weeks, cannot survive outside the womb but thrives inside the womb.
Did you know that when a baby is born early, say at 26 weeks as Gideon was, the bre*st milk that the mom produces is for a 26 week old baby. It has a higher content of the components found in bre*st milk to help the preemie baby gain weight and helps them be able to fight infections. (preemies are very susceptible to infections)
As I was nursing Jericho tonight I was thinking about how God designed our bodies to work to benefit our children. While in the middle of my thought Jericho finished with the first side and proceeded to tell me (by fussing at me) that there was no more milk in that side and she was ready for the next side.When Jericho is finished on the 2nd side she is as happy as can be. It always happens this way. The milk my body produces will sustain her for another 4+ hours. How does my body (God) know just the right amount of milk my daughter will need to be satisfied? I'm still not sure, what I do know is that God never ceases to amaze me.