Interesting point. Personally I think this public breastfeeding issue is over rated and most women would be very self-conscious of breast feeding in public and would not feel comfortable doing so in the company of strangers - particularly men, say on a train or something. So why force the issue in regards to mass at all? It's not as if there is any precedent for it within the Church.
I must say, I'm not sure how you can know that mothers never fed their infants in mass before.
Not always. Women sometimes use their breasts to attract male attention to themselves - as they well know - before they use them for baby food, and then again sometimes after that too.
So I'm not sure how public breastfeeding, not only in mass, would reinforce the fact that breasts have always been used to feed babies.
This happens to be my opinion, not a precept of the Church, so obviously you don't have to agree with me on it. ;)
Does it? Surely you can't let a hungry baby scream its head off during mass regardless of blanket or not. Make up your mind Ms Leigh.
Come now. I'm sure you got my point. Must I go over it again?
She would be more caring if she made sure neither happened. Mass is not an appropriate place for breastfeeding babies. It was never designed to be interestingly enough.
When are you going to understand that it is impossible for all mothers the world over to "make sure" their babies don't get hungry on Sunday mornings? It seems like such an easy thing to understand.........
I hope you're not speaking from personal experience, here.
I wish I knew what you were talking about.
Yes, I know. Apparently stating that mass is not a mothers club is just not enough for some people.
I'm quite certain your "mass is not a mother's club" comment was not your only post in this thread.
Dear oh dear. Makes you wonder why people even use feeding bottles at all.
I'm sure they have their reasons, but what does that have to do with my comment?