|Beautiful breastfeeding art by Kate Hansen|
Please visit our featured post today from Barbara, our Italian partner in the Carnival of N.I.P. She has written a wonderful post on Italian attitudes toward breastfeeding - both today and historically.
- Paige at Baby Dust Diaries looks at What The Bible Says About Nursing In Public through examining God's view of nursing and modesty.
- Ever wonder why Christians are blamed (in part) for the prudishness that has so sexualized the female breast? Lauren at Hobo Mama has written a thought-provoking piece on the history of the Christian church.
- Jewish women have inherited a beautiful legacy of breastfeeding. Sara at The Covered Wagon explains why Jewish mothers need not cover up to comport with the religious laws of modesty.
- It is our culture's message, not the Bible's, that breasts are singularly sexual. Megan at SortaCrunchy shares her perspective on breastfeeding from a Christian point of view.
- Hannah at A Mother in Israel explains that, for Orthodox Jews, feeding a baby trumps any notions of modesty.
- The Catholic Church has a centuries long history of celebrating and supporting breastfeeding. You know what they say - it's the way Mary fed Jesus! Kimberly at Fertility Flower shares her thoughts on the Catholic perspective.
- Annie from PhD in Parenting is spending several months in Germany this year. She has gathered some information on German attitudes toward N.I.P., and a humorous story about artificial milk written over 100 years ago.
- Alison at Bluebird Mama has always had positive experiences nursing in her home country of Canada. She is thankful that her babies' right to breastfeed is protected by law.
- Even in 'stiff upper lip' England, Luschka at Diary of a First Child has never had a negative comment when she N.I.P.
- An Irish La Leche League chapter's monthly meet and greet chat gives new breastfeeding mothers confidence to nurse in public. Lilbitz at Do I Dare Eat a Peach? shares her experiences.
- In this guest post at Lactivist Leanings, a breastfeeding mama explains how nurturing her child at the breast has helped her cross cultural divides all around the world.
- Berta at VirtualBerta is a quiet inspiration to every breastfeeding mama she passes while she lives in Taiwan.