It’s always news when the Pope publicly encourages women to breastfeed their babies in the Sistine Chapel. He does this often, and did it yet again this past Sunday.
This from a USAToday article:
During his homily, the pope likened the word of God to “substantial food,” that would help children grow well. He took the opportunity to tell the mothers “give your children milk,” and then repeated his explicit invitation from the same occasion last year for mothers to feed their children, “also now, if they are crying for hunger, nurse them.”
Clearly, the Pope gets the importance of breastfeeding and the importance of doing everything you can not to hamper the act.
And speaking about acts, the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, did a lot to bolster breastfeeding in this country and it’s unclear what will happen if the act is repealed. It’s surprising that more women’s groups haven’t focused on this issue — there is nothing like the zeal of breastfeeding mommies.