“If almost every mother breastfed her children it could prevent more than 800,000 child deaths a year [according to a recent Lancet article], yet governments are failing to promote and support breastfeeding, with rates remaining far below international targets, new research has found… Children who are breastfed for longer have higher IQs, lower death rates and less risk of infection than those who are breastfed for shorter periods or not at all, the research found. Breastfeeding may also protect against diabetes and obesity later in life, while for mothers it can help with birth spacing, protect against breast cancer and may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer and type 2 diabetes” (The Guardian, January 28, 2016).
King David wrote “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well” (Psalm 139:14). As more and more scientific research is conducted, many of the findings provide evidence of the marvelous design of the human body, and shed more light on the futility of man-made substitutes like infant formula. Research like this should be very encouraging to Christians and reinforce the desire to use our bodies as God created them. For more inspiration as it relates to the human body, read or listen to “The Miracle of DNA.”