Feel free to breastfeed here, Pope tells mothers in Sistine Chapel

From Reuters - January 7, 2018

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis baptized 34 infants during a long ceremony in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday and told their mothers to feel free to breastfeed them there if they were hungry.

During the ceremony that lasted more than two hours, Francis baptized 18 girls and 16 boys, including two pairs of twins.

If they start performing a concert (by crying), or if they are uncomfortable or too warm or dont feel at ease or are hungry ... breastfeed them, dont be afraid, feed them, because this too is the language of love, he said in a short improvised homily.

Women still face harassment for breastfeeding in public in some countries even though attitudes are changing.


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