In order to naturally nourish our children successfully, we mothers have to take care of our own needs first. We have to get plenty of rest and take in enough calories. We have to make certain we drink enough noncaffienated beverages to keep our bodies properly hydrated so we can continue giving our children the healthy milk they need. When we look to our basic needs first, we have an abundant supply of milk for our hungry babies. Because they are growing so rapidly, it is a constant cycle of caring for ourselves to make sure we can provide a necessity for them.
Mothering continues to be like that as the children grow. They are plants in need of constant watering. If we do not drink deeply from the spiritual waters through fellowshipping with our Father, our wells will go dry and we have little to give our children. We will go drier and drier each time they come to us for the emotional and spiritual nourishment they continually must have to grow strong and healthy in Christ. It is imperative then, we make time to replenish ourselves through Bible study, prayer and quiet times with God.
Wordly wisdom tells us mothers we need time at the gym, time out "with the girls," more romance, expensive indulgences, time from our children and husbands, to put our needs first and so forth in order to be equipped to care for our children. Wise mothers realize those are all selfish pursuits that will not sustain us for long at all. God's Word says we simply need to drink from the water Christ gives: