Why can't you nurse your baby in the church area while viewing the service?
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7/24/05 at 5:36pm
|It has recently come to my attention, on a message board that I belong to, that you refused a mother her request that her baby be given a bottle of expressed breastmilk in your nursery. Shame on you. Breastmilk is God's design for babies. It is a miraculous living substance, unlike formula, a man-made dead substance that was designed by man. Shame on you for humiliating this mother, and placing her breastmilk on the same level as excrement and vomit. Shame on you for causing scandal before our Lord by thinking you know better than his Holy plan for babies. Shame on you.|
Originally Posted by mrspeeper
One comment: JESUS WAS BREASTFED.
Originally Posted by applejuice
You may want to check with your state laws...in California, land of fruit and nuts, women can whip out their silicon breasts and feed their hungry babies any time they want, any where they want!!
|I have just read on a message board that I am a member of about a mother from your church. She had brought a bottle of breastmilk to feed her daughter during services and was told that breastmilk is a "bodily fluid" and isn't allowed. To quote from your children's ministry page:
"Only bottles containing formula may be brought to the Nursery. A volunteer can not accept bottles containing breast milk, which is considered a bodily fluid."
That is completely outrageous! As a church, you should be ashamed of yourselves to put breastmilk at the same level as urine, fecal matter, blood, or vomit. There is nothing dirty or dangerous about breastmilk. In fact, as a Bible believing church, you should realize that God created Mothers to breastfeed their children, and that He created breastmilk as a perfect source of nutrition. Instead your church and those in the nursery are pushing formula, a man-made, incompetent, non-viable alternative to breastmilk on this poor mother. If you would research breastmilk a little rather than just play into the fears of people, you would realize that!
"As of this date, human milk is not (nor has it ever been) included in federal health agencies listings of body fluids governed by universal precautions for bloodborne pathogens which would mandate handling and feeding with rubber gloves or storage in a separate refrigerator as a biohazardous material. This continues to be the current policy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). " You can read more here: http://www.lalecheleague.org/Release/daycare.html . I am so saddened that you, as representatives of God, would make a mother feel that she must sit in a "closet" to do what God designed her to do: provide the BEST nutrition to her child, and that you would deny that same child the BEST nutrition from a bottle, and instead offer to feed the child formula. By the way, have you ever read the list of ingredients on the formula can? Please, buy some, read the ingredients, mix up a glass, and drink it down. Then, do a little research into breastmilk, and change your policies.
Originally Posted by busybusymomma
That's awful. Let us know if you'd like to write to your pastor or anything. I have some links that would be helpful that have Biblical references to a mother's responsibility to breastfeed.
I wonder- are they prepared to take the fallout if a breastfed baby suffers a reaction to formula?