Virgin Mary breastfeeding Jesus

Virgin Mary breastfeeding Jesus
Nursing Madonna (wikimedia commons)

Monday, September 27, 2010

We are now accepting applications!

We are very excited to announce that we are opening up the application process to those who are interested in starting a CNML group in their church and/or town! The CNML staff is excited about getting to know all of you who share our passion for breastfeeding, ecological breastfeeding and our Catholic faith!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Extended Breastfeeding

As I was nursing my youngest son today, I realized how powerful breastfeeding is for calming down distraught toddlers. Even though in my heart, I know breastfeeding is still beneficial to my toddler. It is sometimes difficult to be different in a society where many toddlers are already weaned. If we look to Scripture, however, we see that many children were breastfed to 3 years of age. Also, many reputable health organizations and even the Church supports those mothers and babies who desire to continue breastfeeding beyond a year.

The Catholic Nursing Mothers League will host a series of 4 rotating topic meetings in parishes and towns around the country (and possibly the world). The first will focus on exclusive breastfeeding for around the first 6 months (situations may vary depending on babies) and extended breastfeeding. I hope mothers will find support and encouragement for nursing their toddlers at CNML meetings!