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breast feeding in church? familyLivin' 3 kids; Windsor, Ontario 173 posts
4th Nov '12

SO and I were on our way to church this morning and on our way out the door we got into a debate on breast feeding during mass. We are catholic but I want to know what you ladies think? Is it ok? Covered or uncovered? Or should you just bottle feed while you are there?
IMO I don't see a problem with breast feeding there because it is natural. I would cover of course but I only have enough of a supply to feed DD. There's just not enough in there to pump too lol.

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 66650 posts
4th Nov '12

Feed there. Why wouldn't you? I'm sure Jesus was breastfed.... :lol:

Mrs cree Due November 23; 33 kids; Ontario 1907 posts
4th Nov '12

I think it's fine as long as you cover up and are descreet

Mrs. Conan O'Brien 2 kids; Colorado 20919 posts
4th Nov '12

I think you should be able to BF however you want...

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22784 posts
status 4th Nov '12

I don't see a problem. It is feeding your baby. No different than bottle feeding. You can breast feed without covering and not show anything. No big deal

Tani. 2 kids; California 1076 posts
4th Nov '12

I would feed with a blanket covering me. There is nothing wrong with bf in church.

☮[The Mrs.] FJB Due December 4; 3 kids; North Carolina 14335 posts
4th Nov '12

I don't care where I am my kid is if they are hungry I'm going to feed them. If someone chooses to stare at my tit while I do so, then by all means it's their choice, but b**bs were made for feeding, so if they take it in a sexual or inappropriate way then tsk tsk on them



So whatever you are comfortable with.

RachyBaby84 3 kids; Glasgow, United Kingdom 122 posts
4th Nov '12
Quoting familyLivin':" SO and I were on our way to church this morning and on our way out the door we got into a debate on breast ... [snip!] ... I would cover of course but I only have enough of a supply to feed DD. There's just not enough in there to pump too lol."


the way i see it breastfeeding is a natural thing so why not do it in church? its not as if your stripping naked and skipping down the aisles. i bf anywhere, just use a cover when appropiate. :D

The Blissful Six 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Massachusetts 10260 posts
4th Nov '12

Feed your child however you feel comfortable doing so!

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
4th Nov '12

I would and I wouldn't cover either. My daughter hated being covered and I don't see why church should be treated any differently. God made b**bs to feed babies.

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
4th Nov '12

I personally think it is fine, but I can see how some people might be idiots and complain. I would do it anyways, but thats just me :)

S♡J=Malachi 1 child; 3 angel babies; Florida 3278 posts
4th Nov '12

My church has a couch for BF moms so that is were the ladies in my church do it at.

Nene forbin Due December 5 (boy); Virginia 73 posts
4th Nov '12

Breast feeding is natural no matter where you are. If someone gets mad or says something just ignore them. What do they want you to do starve your child?? Your the mom not them, they will be alright.

nutmeg. California 22281 posts
4th Nov '12

I don't see how church is any different than anywhere else when it comes to nursing.
I nurse my daughter in church.
I always cover myself with a muslin blanket, in or out of church.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49254 posts
4th Nov '12

We have a special baby care room with speakers we use. I'm the only breastfeeding mother right now though.