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MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
Nov 4th '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."


in a catholic church, i would cover up. lol, we're tight asses. i would also be in the "crying room" because in my church growing up, generally all infants and young children who couldn't behave were discouraged from being in the main part of the church. also, it was disrespectful to eat in that area of the church too, unless it was the holy offerings. so.... if i still went to my catholic church, i would be okay with breastfeeding, but i would do it in the crying room and i'd be covered up.

Soon 2B Mom of 2 2 kids; North Highlands, California 3785 posts
Nov 4th '12
Quoting True Diva:" My church has a couch for BF moms so that is were the ladies in my church do it at."


I think thats an awesome idea :)

homes cool Due July 25; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 63165 posts
Nov 4th '12

I'm not catholic but I nursed in my church, right in the pew. I tried to remain modest, but I don't personally use a cover because my kids never liked them. We also had an awesome nursery room, but sometimes I wanted to sit there and just listen to the sermon.

justwanttodelete Due July 23 (girl); Switzerland 1021 posts
Nov 4th '12

i would cover and be discretful about it....if you can still hear then i might step into the hall way its not wrong thats just what i would do

MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
Nov 4th '12
Quoting kthx.:" Feed there. Why wouldn't you? I'm sure Jesus was breastfed.... :lol:"


because some churches fin it to be disrespectful to eat in church. if you shouldn't be bringing your own crackers, then you shouldn't be breastfeeding. at least, that is how it would have been in my church.

Mrs. Conan O'Brien Due April 28; 2 kids; Colorado 21081 posts
Nov 4th '12
Quoting MommaNoodle:" because some churches fin it to be disrespectful to eat in church. if you shouldn't be bringing your ... [snip!] ... be bringing your own crackers, then you shouldn't be breastfeeding. at least, that is how it would have been in my church."


I've never been to a church that cared about babies being BF or FF...

nutmeg. California 22281 posts
Nov 4th '12
Quoting MommaNoodle:" because some churches fin it to be disrespectful to eat in church. if you shouldn't be bringing your ... [snip!] ... be bringing your own crackers, then you shouldn't be breastfeeding. at least, that is how it would have been in my church."


Does your church not recognize the different needs of an infant and an able-bodied adult?

Just Andria 4 kids; Houston, Texas 915 posts
Nov 4th '12

Some churches....Sure why not. But like at a Kingdom Hall....Never. I think it really depends on the church you go to. If they have an area where parents go with their children I would get up and do it there.

user banned (boy); 2 kids; f**king, Austria 36337 posts
Nov 4th '12

Well, their God gave them boobies to breastfeed. So, shouldn't be a problem..

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

<blockquote><b>Quoting MommaNoodle:</b>" because some churches fin it to be disrespectful to eat in church. if you shouldn't be bringing your ... [snip!] ... be bringing your own crackers, then you shouldn't be breastfeeding. at least, that is how it would have been in my church."</blockquote>




What?? That's nuts!

katxo 18 kids; Florida 7270 posts
Nov 4th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting MommaNoodle:</b>" because some churches fin it to be disrespectful to eat in church. if you shouldn't be bringing your ... [snip!] ... be bringing your own crackers, then you shouldn't be breastfeeding. at least, that is how it would have been in my church."</blockquote>



Lol disrespectful to feed your kid from the most natural thing known to man?. Sounds pretty fucked up to me :D why are you not allowed to feed your child?

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
Nov 4th '12

I don't go to church OR breastfeed- but if I did, I'd go right ahead and feed my baby in whatever way that baby was comfortable. If that's uncovered so be it. You'd think "god" would be ok with me using my b**bs for what they were intended. And if other people are distracted? Maybe they're the ones with the problem.

homes cool Due July 25; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 63165 posts
Nov 4th '12

I can't imagine not being allowed to nurse, or being given nasty looks for doing it. God rewarded Moses' mother for her faithfulness by allowing her to nurse her son....I mean, God made it what it is.

nutmeg. California 22281 posts
Nov 4th '12
Quoting the grace life:" I can't imagine not being allowed to nurse, or being given nasty looks for doing it. God rewarded Moses' ... [snip!] ... doing it. God rewarded Moses' mother for her faithfulness by allowing her to nurse her son....I mean, God made it what it is. "



Exactly.
BUT think of all of the legalistic churches out there.
They are so far off, being concerned with "rules" and legalities, that they ignore the only thing they should be focused on - God!



ETA: Unfortunately, many people go to church and learn the "wrath of God", not the grace of God !

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
Nov 4th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting kthx.:</b>" Feed there. Why wouldn't you? I'm sure Jesus was breastfed.... :lol:"</blockquote>




:!: :!:



If you are discreet and modest yes. I would probably sit in the back.