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Old 07-10-2011, 01:20 PM   #11
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Re: Breastfeeding in church??

I don't think there's anything wrong with BF'ing in church. I, personally, usually sit outside in the hallway (we don't have a cry room) just because my babies have all been easily distracted and VERY noisy nurslings.

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Old 07-10-2011, 01:23 PM   #12
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Re: Breastfeeding in church??

My personal rule of thumb is if I wouldn't do a particular activity in the sanctuary, then baby doesn't, either. I wouldn't eat in the sanctuary, so I take DS out to nurse. That said, I wouldn't be scandalized to see another mom feeding in the sanctuary.
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That's a super long service. My dd would have nursed the whole time.
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:48 PM   #14
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My personal rule of thumb is if I wouldn't do a particular activity in the sanctuary, then baby doesn't, either. I wouldn't eat in the sanctuary, so I take DS out to nurse. That said, I wouldn't be scandalized to see another mom feeding in the sanctuary.
Hmm but would you think/look twice at a baby quieting drinking a bottle in church?

as a PP said.. Jesus was breastfed (and cloth diapered too!)
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:51 PM   #15
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Our pastor has mentioned to me that I should feed my baby in the cry room is why I posted this..... I wanted to hear you guys thoughts on it. We are the youth pastors at the church... But he wouldn't say anything to Their family cause they are new, I mean I dont mind it at all cause it's what he ask me to do so I will respect it. I think if I'm going to nurse my baby in public/resturant, I should be able to do so in church...KWiM?
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Our pastor has mentioned to me that I should feed my baby in the cry room is why I posted this..... I wanted to hear you guys thoughts on it. We are the youth pastors at the church... But he wouldn't say anything to Their family cause they are new, I mean I dont mind it at all cause it's what he ask me to do so I will respect it. I think if I'm going to nurse my baby in public/resturant, I should be able to do so in church...KWiM?
I think its incredibly rude of him to ask you and not the other mom its a double standard and wrong in my opinion. I think you should be allowed to nurse wherever and whenever you want.
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I think its incredibly rude of him to ask you and not the other mom its a double standard and wrong in my opinion. I think you should be allowed to nurse wherever and whenever you want.
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Re: Breastfeeding in church??

I think it depends on the culture of the church where you attend.

At ours, we go to the cry room, which is a comfy, quiet room with a changing table and some comfy chairs. The lights are kept off, except for a small lamp, if needed. There are 2 large, mirrored windows into the auditorium, with a speaker into the room, so we don't miss anything.

I know of other churches where it is the norm for babies to be discretely nursed in the auditorium.

I was the first at my church to wear a baby during services. It was different, and people noticed. Now, most of the babies are worn for a few months, at least, and it has become the norm. Maybe this mom's stepping out of the norms will pave the way for future moms to do the same.
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Re: Breastfeeding in church??

I haven't, but we haven't found a church that we like in our town yet. As soon as we find a good "home" and become somewhat familiar with people, I don't think I'd have a problem. As pp's have said, it makes them quiet faster. I don't normally use a cover, mostly because dd doesn't like anything on her head, but I use a small blanket around her and it's usually not a big scene (unless SHE makes it one).
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:25 PM   #20
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I think it is fine so long as it is discreet and quiet. My church has a nursing mothers room that's comfy and has the service showing on a tv. They don't allow infants in the service, so I have never needed to nurse during. I either sat in the nursing mothers room or bookstore if he was hungry during service (and when he was really little). I wouldn't nurse in service myself though because my baby is highly distractible, and I'd end up shooting milk on everyone in the row in front of me, lol.
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