Maria Lactans

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Welcome Everyone!

Hello fellow fans of the Catholic Nursing Mothers League! Since people seem to be visiting this blog already, I figure I should post something.

The Catholic Nursing Mothers League was founded in 2006 by Pam Pilch to help support and encourage Catholic women who breastfeed and who want to breastfeed their children. We at CNML especially want to promote the ecological breastfeeding lifestyle, because it is so good for moms and babies. This organization has been Pam's and my dream for the last 4 years ever since we read the book "Breastfeeding and Catholic Motherhood." At that point I was an LLL Leader but was considering becoming an IBCLC. Then I read about Sheila's idea to start a support group for Catholic nursing mothers and to possibly have a volunteer lactation consultant lead it. II contacted Sheila Kippley and she got me in touch with Pam. The rest is history!
My name is Gina, and I took over as the executive director of CNML in the summer of 2009. To tell you a bit about myself...I am a Catholic wife (of 14 years) and homeschooling mother of 4 sons.

We are so excited to be able to get CNML moving! Our business/legal paperwork has been filed! Our website is almost ready to go - we just need to tweak it a bit more. I am currently working on getting the application paperwork written up and approved by our advisory team and then we will be accepting applications for CNML groups! If you are excited and want to get started, start reading "Breastfeeding and Natural Child Spacing" and "Breastfeeding and Catholic Motherhood" both by Sheila Kippley.