The Pro-Breastfeeding Pope
Three cheers for Pope Francis! David Gibson quotes from an interview the Pope gave:
There are so many children that cry because they are hungry. At the Wednesday General Audience the other day there was a young mother behind one of the barriers with a baby that was just a few months old. The child was crying its eyes out as I came past.
The mother was caressing it. I said to her: “Madam, I think the child’s hungry.”
“Yes, it’s probably time…,” she replied.
“Please give it something to eat!” I said.
She was shy and didn’t want to breastfeed in public, while the Pope was passing. I wish to say the same to humanity: give people something to eat! That woman had milk to give to her child; we have enough food in the world to feed everyone.
Seriously, this is completely great. The prisspot piety of some Christians who think it’s vulgar to breastfeed in public is anti-traditional, and implicitly puts down motherhood and natality. Go, Pope, go, with your crunchy-con self!