Nursing is as important for the baby as it is for the mother. Maternal milk is the best and most complete food for the baby. It is the only necessary and essential food during the first 6 months of life. During this time, the baby should not receive teas, juice, or even water. Some employ the use of teas to reduce cramps and calm the baby, however, offering teas, and any other liquid causes the baby to ingest less of the mother's milk thereby reducing the essential nutrient supply and anti-infective factors contained in the milk, which consequently weakens the child's defense organism.
MONTIJO, PORTUGAL—On December 18, 2016, the Sacred Voice Choir held its first benefit cantata at a local school. The event was held in partnership with DAR, the SDARM Welfare Department branch in Portugal. The entry fee for the event was one kilogram of non-perishable food items which were received by DAR and donated to those in need.
LONDON—How would you think to spend December 24th and December 31st in 2016 knowing that those days would be Sabbath days? With all the habits of this world to prepare for Christmas or to be ready for the New Year, the brethren in the United Kingdom decided to have two special afternoons.
MOLDOVA—Missionary work is a manifestation of love and sympathy of the material hardships of others and to the suffering that exists in the world. This was the conclusion reached by the brethren in South Moldova in early December when they developed the missionary project "Material Gifts and Spiritual Gifts."
Two locations were targeted: one in Galaţi, another in the Bacau county. Thanks to the generosity of the brethren over 650 food parcels containing food and present truths were distributed by volunteers showing their love for their neighbors.
RIO DE JANEIRO—The brethren in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil took advantage of Christmas Eve—a time where many in the world celebrate with lavish dinners with family and friends—to distribute a special dinner to the less fortunate. The "Sopão Solidário" (Solidarity Soup Kitchen) project began over a year ago in Curitiba, Brazil, and the idea has now been implemented in other states, like Rio de Janeiro. The project consists of distributing food, clothing, literature, and Christian love to the homeless.