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World Breastfeeding Week | Catholic Life

World Breastfeeding Week

World breastfeeding week is next week, and I find it quite delightful that it follows NFP awareness week.

I don’t feel especially qualified to share much of an opinion beyond what I already have, but here are a few links for those of you interested in participating in the week and with Catholic style!

The Catholic Nursing Mothers League

A Catholic Perspective on Breastfeeding in Public

NFP and More Breastfeeding Articles

I hope to read some great posts next week from Catholics passionate about breastfeeding!

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3 Responses to “World Breastfeeding Week”

  1. That Married Couple 02. Aug, 2010 at 2:13 pm #

    Oh, I hope to read some, too! I also still feel a bit unqualified to post on the subject, since while I have some fairly strong opinions I haven’t actually experienced it yet. Glad you brought this to everyone’s attention!

  2. Melody 03. Aug, 2010 at 3:21 pm #

    I breastfed my children for about a year each. I’ll just list a few reasons (in no particular order) why I feel breastfeeding is the best way to go: Mother’s milk is the food designed for human babies; the easiest for them to digest, and has antibodies against illness. It is by far the most convenient way to feed babies; no mixing or worrying about shelf life or refrigeration (of course if you are pumping for a later use you do think about these things). Breastfeeding provides such good bonding opportunities. It helps you lose baby weight, too, uses on the average 500 calories a day. I found that it seemed to even out my moods, making me less susceptible to getting stressed out over new motherhood; a peaceful, serene feeling (this is my personal reaction; others may not experience it this way).
    Having said all that, I wouldn’t want any women to feel less that worthy or adequate as a mother if they don’t breastfeed. Plenty of children have gotten along just fine being bottle-fed.
    My own mother got a bad breast infection after I was born, and was afraid to attempt breastfeeding again. All of us turned out healthy. We can be aware of all the positive aspects, and at the same time acknowledge that women can bottle-feed and still be fine mothers.

    • Rae 03. Aug, 2010 at 4:29 pm #

      Thank you so much for sharing this. I completely agree that one can be positive about breastfeeding while also recognizing that good mothers also bottle-feed!

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