Thank you to all those who support the Catholic Nursing Mothers League (CNML) through prayer, volunteering and financially! If you donated to us, your donation is tax deductible, because we are a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Only $10 a year goes towards the NM charity paperwork fee. All other donations go comp!etely to minister to nursing moms!
We are a small ministry but I believe that even by helping just one nursing mom, we are making a difference. Saint Mother Teresa once said, "Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you."
Last year, CNML encouraged and supported many nursing moms. Here is a little recap:
We are up to more than 1000 members on the our facebook group.
We still have a yahoo group. It tends to be on the quiet side, but there is discussion on it occasionally.
We have 14 in person groups around the country in the states of New Mexico, Michigan, Florida, Minnesota, New York, South Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
We have a fairly active blog with links to breastfeeding information and also spiritual resources.
We gave out 18 nursing mother gift bags, 10 breastfeeding books, 9 infinity scarf nursing covers, 2 prayer shawls, and 125 Pope Francis cards, and quite a few one decade rosaries and Our Lady of La Leche cards and medals at the annual NM breastfeeding conference.
Here is a sample of some of the responses we have received from nursing moms after they received our care packages:
A nursing mom in TX, sent us this response after receiving her package:
"I received the box of goodies and your sweet card! I just wanted to say thank you very much. The shawl is beautiful and the detail of the scalloped edges and the purple color are just perfection. Thank you for the card as well. Your prayers have been heard as my little one is an excellent nurser. Thank you, Our Lady of La Leche! I love the book and scarf as well."
A new nursing mom in PA wrote this to CNML:
"Thanks so much for the prayer cards, medallion and rosary!"
A nursing mom in KS wrote the following:
"Thank you SO MUCH for the book for my friend!"