For some reason, breastfeeding, and the idea of a mother breastfeeding in public, has been a contentious topic recently. So many people have opinions on the natural act of breastfeeding — whether they’re a mother or not.
While some women have been shamed in the past for feeding their children in public, one authority figure recently came out with his thoughts on the subject: the Pope.
Pope Francis, the Bishop of Rome and head of the Catholic Church, was recently performing a baptism at the renowned Sistine Chapel in Vatican City. With plenty of new mothers in the congregation either involved or not involved in the ceremony, Pope Francis decided to speak out.
The Pope assured the mothers that if any of their babies started crying, they shouldn’t be afraid to breastfeed right in the middle of the church.
That’s a pretty big statement to make — and certainly reassuring to breastfeeding mothers!
He went further to say that breastfeeding is “the language of love” between mothers and infants, which must’ve made everyone present feel comfortable.
While breastfeeding has some detractors, it’s fortunate that someone like Pope Francis can be so supportive!
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