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We had Becca Baptised on Sunday. She decided it was time to eat so I started nursing her while sitting in the pew. Of course, 1 minute later the priest called us up to the alter. I went on nursing her as we made our way up there. He asked me to hold her head over the baptismal font so I did. He suggested we take her bonnet off. That is when it dawned on me that he did not have a clue she was BFing. I said that she was nursing and did not want to stop. My dh pushed the bonnet back a bit and we told him to just go ahead. Heck, Holy water on a bonnet can't be a bad thing, lol. He did the ceremony with me just holding her over while she was still latched on. My only fear was that she would quickly pull off when the water touched her exposing my breast to the entire congregation.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> To avoid this, I pulled my sweater really baggy above her so that if she pulled off, the sweater would fall down and cover me. I mentioned it to our family and friends later and no one knew that she was nursing. even those in the very front!
 

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Mother's milk in her mouth and holy water on her head at once. She is getting blessed by the god and goddess simultaneously.<br><br>
I could wax poetic but this isn't the Spirituality Forum!
 

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That's a lovely story!<br><br>
DaryLLL, doubly blessed, LOL that's a great comment.<br><br>
I had a funny experience during dd's baptism. The priest said to us he didn't like babies crying during the baptism so to give her milk if she cried. My MIL was holding dd and the priest asked several times, "you got milk", "you got milk" (he was an Asian priest whose English wasn't perfect). dh's family went deathly quiet and the priest looked a little confused. I didn't know what to say cause I'd never been to a Catholic baptism and it was really for dh and his family. I doubt this priest would have minded me nursing, he's very child friendly but dh's family are a bit uptight about behavior in church.
 
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