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Breastfeeding in church
marymary100 - 8-1-2017 at 23:43


Pope Francis encouraged women attending a ceremony in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday to feel free to breastfeed their children in the church.
"The ceremony is a little long, someone's crying because he's hungry. That's the way it is," the pontiff said.
"You mothers, go ahead and breastfeed, without fear. Just like the Virgin Mary nursed Jesus," he told worshippers attending an annual ceremony commemorating the baptism of Jesus.
The Argentine pope on Sunday baptised 28 children -- 15 boys and 13 girls.


As someone said, there are enough Catholic paintings of Mary doing the same thing to show it is meant to be acceptable and natural and that God had become wholly human.

Quaver - 9-1-2017 at 09:38

Makes perfect sensekewl_glasses

John_Little - 9-1-2017 at 09:49

It shouldn't even be an issue. I don't know how it came about historically or culturally, but sexualisation of womens' breasts seems ingrained in western society and something that is hard to shake off. But shake it off is what needs to be done. Its what humans ought to be doing and its the artificial milk companies that ought to be taboo rather than feeding mothers. What a crazy world we've built for ourselves.!

Katzy - 9-1-2017 at 11:08

Breasts are my favourite things. However, when they're used for feeding, I see them in an entirely different way.

John_Little - 9-1-2017 at 12:10

That'll be too many years of page 3.

LSemmens - 10-1-2017 at 01:15

We never had problems. However, we will get offended if someone suggests that a mother use a rest room to feed a child. You wouldn't want to eat in a toilet, so why should a baby? SWMBO always fed in church and if anyone ever got offended they got a lecture from the pastor and we only occasionally found out about it some time well after the event.

John_Little - 10-1-2017 at 10:56

Well done her!

Redwolf5150 - 10-1-2017 at 12:17

As if God has never seen a boobie!

John_Little - 11-1-2017 at 08:53

I thought whenever God looked they were covered in fig leaves.

LSemmens - 12-1-2017 at 01:06

Only after Adam and Eve had a snack. ;)

Katzy - 12-1-2017 at 09:46

And fruit's supposed to do you good...

LSemmens - 13-1-2017 at 00:13

Only if it's forbidden, and you don't get caught....

Katzy - 13-1-2017 at 10:09

I'm intolerant to fruit, as I may have mentioned, before. Even the thought of eating it makes me shiver. shocked_yellow

LSemmens - 14-1-2017 at 00:29

You should be safe then. :D