Ecological Breastfeeding Spaces Births

Readers, please promote ecological breastfeeding for spacing births!

This is a great time to promote ecological breastfeeding.  Married couples are interested in family planning.  With the emphasis on “being green,”  certainly nothing is more “green” than extended breastfeeding, and with regard to family planning, nothing is more natural than ecological breastfeeding.

Mothers are asking about using breastfeeding for family planning at different websites.  Add comments on the topics at the various blogs.  Give these mothers the proper information.

Women of various faiths are interested in learning this option.  Anyone can teach the eco-breastfeeding option to an interested couple.  It certainly has its benefits for mother, baby and husband and involves no abstinence for spacing births.

Why has the Catholic Church ignored this method for so long?  It has been known since the late sixties.  Pope Paul VI wrote me a thank you note when he received an edition of Breastfeeding and Natural Child Spacing in 1971.  John Paul II mentioned this form of natural child spacing in 1994.  As far as I know Pope John Paul II is the only Pope who has mentioned breastfeeding as a form of natural child spacing.  I know some Jewish mothers are trying to convey the message of ecological breastfeeding to women of their faith.  Even women fed up with contraception have shown an interest in this natural form of family planning.

Thanks to all those bishops, priests and lay people who help get the message out.

Sheila Kippley

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