"Going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him" (Matthew 2:11
Mary, Joseph, and Jesus shared a special closeness with each other. Research has shown that those first few years of life lay the foundation for the child's worldview and even their relationship with their parents. Breastfeeding can definitely help with that and it also encourages the mom and baby to stay in close proximity to each other. All those times of nursing are continually being added to your baby's emotional tank. Is it time for another deposit?
An idea for living out your faith:
Visit a new mother or possibly a nursing home resident that may be feeling lonely and isolated. Bring your baby along. Everyone loves a cooing, smiley baby!
(Excerpt from Getting Started with Breastfeeding: For Catholic Mothers)