Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Breastfeeding as a pro-life activity
Today I was thinking about what drew me to the Catholic Nursing Mothers League. In the book "Breastfeeding and Catholic Motherhood," Sheila Kippley talks about breastfeeding being a pro-life activity. I hadn't thought of it in exactly that way. I found it exciting and inspiring that by helping moms breastfeed their babies, I am indeed part of the pro-life movement! In my college days and when I had one or two small children, I volunteered with various pro-life organizations. However, now that my family is a little larger, I am not involved in those ministries anymore. However, now I know that my work with the Catholic Nursing Mothers League and as a volunteer IBCLC, I am helping moms love their little blessings. Breastfeeding is such a wonderful gift to babies and to mothers! It is part of God's beautiful design for the family. How about you? Do you feel called to the pro-life apostolate of the Catholic Nursing Mothers League?