Personally I find the best way to treat our Earth-mothers here is the same way one treats uppity teens who demand their own "divine right" to wear the latest "home-boy" street-cred clothes to mass.
What? A mother who demands the right to feed her child is being "upity." What planet do you live on, buddy? You have a problem with the system? Take it up with God who made it that way.
The fact is that there is no precedent in Traditional Catholicism for wetnursing during mass.
There is no precedent in Catholicism for not
wetnursing during mass, just as there isn't a precedent for breathing or not during mass.
The reason being that it is not traditional at all, on the contrary public breastfeeding is something up-to-date and thoroughly modern. No "timelessness" there.
Yeah, I'm sure Eve used the bottle to feed Cain and Abel. Breastfeeding is modern
? Have you taken your medication?
In fact, most mothers here were themselves probably fed mainly formula when they were born.
How long do you think formula feeding has been around? Really? You talk about breastfeeding as being a "fashion," yet you are woefully ignorant of the fact that large scale formula feeding isn't even 100 years old. Women breastfeed in public, not to make a statement, but because they must.
In fact, truth is that the Traditional Catholic approach is that strict feeding schedules should be enforced to help prevent spoiling the child,
You got a source for that? Strict feeding schedules, for your information
, are another one of these fashions of the last century.
that babies cry in order to manipulate their parents
Babies cry for any number of reasons, one of which being that they are HUNGRY
and that proper discipline begins early with showing the baby who's boss as wrong from right. Things completely contrary to the "I've had children so I know-it-all" Earth-mothers here.
I don't know it all, but I do know a thing or two about children, unlike you.
One minute we are extolled by how selfless these mothers are, yet apparently they have to take their children to mass because they, not the children, want to go.
No, because God wants us to go. Yes, that is something that I, as a mother, should want to do. Honestly, most Sundays I don't want to go- to get a brood of young children out of bed early, drive them two hours sitting in straight-jackets (that's what carseats are,) only to distractedly sit through an hour and a half mass while getting dirty looks from "fuddy duddies" like you because my children are human and unfinished works of art.
Now call me an old fuddy-duddy but I don't think taking pre-school kids to mass is appropriate.
No, I'd call you a bitter, lonely man.
Call me an old fuddy-duddy but I resent Catholics who allow their "little treasures" to race noisy toy cars up and down the pews, rattling keys, and distracting all around them. And there are the rest of them, thoughtfully providing their littlest with coloring books, Cheerios, and diluted apple juice so Earth-mother can possibly get 10 minutes of prayer and adoration before little timkins needs to go "toilies".
Now call me an old fuddy-duddy but I resent Catholics who allow children to draw on the baptismal font with crayons, to draw on the pew seats with pens, to walk on the pews with shoes, to litter the pews and floor with snacks, and spilt drinks.
You know, what that has to do with breastfeeding, I just can't figure out. I've never seen this kind of behavior at a traditional mass, incidentally.
And interestingly all of these are usually the ones who also have a baby on the boob. (no surprises there!)
No, it should come as no surprise that someone with children has other children and is currently engaged in the "fashion" of reproducing.
Now call me an old fuddy-duddy but I think of church as the house of God.
Then why are you there?