For Anyone who objects to Nursing Mothers in Church…

Opnamedatum: 17-03-2008…including the ones commenting hereget over it. It’s just the most natural, healthy, planned-by-God, good-enough-for-Our-Lady-and-Lord-and-Savior, and supported-by-Pope-Francis way to feed a baby. When babies cry, it often means they’re hungry. Moms have all sorts of ways (shawls, blankets, special clothes) to remain modest while feeding their babies. But, even if they didn’t, there’s still this:

Source WikiMedia Commons, by Alessandro Vecchi

Effige miracolosa della Madonna del Sangue di Re, conservata nel Santuario dedicato, Source WikiMedia Commons, by Alessandro Vecchi

In fact, type in a Google image search for “Madonna del Latte”. Aversion to nursing (and the suggestion that breastfeeding is somehow “bad” or “sexual”) isn’t a Catholic attitude, but a Puritan one. Catholic Tradition has so many such examples that you have things like this, at the Duomo in Florence (of all places!):

Madonnadellatte

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  1. Pingback: Pope Francis agrees: Children Don’t Belong in Cry Rooms, and Neither do You | Quartermaster of the Barque

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