Virgin Mary breastfeeding Jesus

Virgin Mary breastfeeding Jesus
Nursing Madonna (wikimedia commons)

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?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK!

Happy WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK!

Around the world, people are reflecting on and celebrating the beauty of breastfeeding. Breastmilk is called "liquid gold" by many and the nursing relationship is so special for mom and baby. Many nursing women need support, because breastfeeding is not the norm in every community. The Catholic Nursing Mothers League was founded by Pamela Pilch for this reason. What a great combination - breastfeeding support and inspiration for living out one's Catholic faith!