Did Eve have a bottle?
In response to “Breastfeeding in Church,” which appeared in the Sept. 2 - 8 issue of North Country This Week: All I can say to this person is are you kidding me? God created man correct? When Adam and Eve existed did Eve have a bottle to feed her children? Did any early time mother have a bottle to feed her child? You see where I am going with this don’t you? I do not consider myself an overly religious person but for you to mock and ridicule a mother for feeding her child, nurturing her child, making sure that the child is getting the best possible nutrition it can from the benefits of God given natural breast milk in my opinion is one of the most unreligious things you can do. If not for this natural, God given way of feeding God’s children then none of us would exist including you. Yes, I do believe in discreetness, but I highly doubt that any faithful, devote person who is attending church in the first place is “flashing” the clergy as you state. Children themselves are a blessing from God and so is the power as a mother to be able to have that strong bond and naturally feed her child. You say just give them a bottle? Must be you did not breast feed or you would know that you cannot just give them a bottle after they have been breastfeeding, a lot easier said than done. Would you prefer this mother let her hungry child cry through the service? I believe maybe you need rethink your religion as mocking others and discriminating against a breastfeeding mother in my mind and I am sure to many others is not what a true honorable person would do.