Since we just finished up 2014 and are now well on our way into 2015, I wanted to mention some of the good things the Catholic Nursing Mothers League ministry has done for nursing mothers.
CNML had a table at the Breastfeeding Taskforce Conference in Albuquerque in March. We were pleasantly surprised and excited to receive such a warm reception! We gave out several copies of the books, Breastfeeding and Catholic Motherhood and Breastfeeding and Natural Child Spacing. We also gave out Our Lady of La Leche medals and prayer cards, Theotokos chaplet cards, one decade rosaries, and CNML brochures. CNML also donated a copy of The Seven Standards of Ecological Breastfeeding: The Frequency Factor to the conference's raffle.
The book, Getting Started with Breastfeeding: For Catholic Mothers, was published in May. Several copies have been donated to nursing moms, CNML groups and even put in pregnancy/new baby baskets at a church in Amarillo, TX. The book was added to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church library in Los Alamos and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe library.
Several copies of Sheila Kippley's books and one decade rosary gift bags were mailed or given out to mothers and CNML groups.
6 CNML groups formed!
21 blog posts were added to the CNML blog.
The CNML facebook group now has 345 members with new members being added weekly! Many moms receive a lot of support from like-minded women through it.
A CNML facebook page was started to provide CNML announcements and to share info related to breastfeeding, mothering and the Catholic faith.
The CNMLchat yahoo group now has 147 members.