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I love my church.<br><br>
Today was religious education appreciation Sunday, so all the kids and teachers were upstairs for the entire service (we got gifts, the kids did a presentation, etc). I help teach the preschoolers/toddlers, so you can imagine how hard it is to keep them quiet/sitting/not eating crayons, etc.<br><br>
Anyhow, at one point, there were two of us nursing our toddlers - another mom nursing her 2 year old and me nursing my 18 month old - on the floor in the sanctuary, in the middle of service, in front of the entire church.<br><br>
And no one batted an eye.<br><br>
I love my church.
 

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OT, but this reminds me, someone complaining about women nursing in synagogue because "the men might see"... uh, women sit separately, why are you looking over the partition?! Or craning your neck up to the balcony?<br><br>
Shabbat morning services are 3 hours too!
 

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lol I could never do that in our home church! I even scare people out of the nursery!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We should start our own AP, bf friendly non-denominational church. LOL.</div>
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Actually, I think the UU church fits this description pretty well - at least our church does. Very eco-friendly (we are going for our green certification), AP/bf, progressive, etc church.<br><br>
Heck, our director of RE was breastfed herself until she was four and her mother was a LLLL. We have four active LLL members in the church, including the doula for my son's birth (vaginal breech natural!) who is also a LLLL and who is getting certified as a midwife. Lots of slings and cloth diapers!<br><br>
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how awesome!
 

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Just seeing how comfortable I am with NIP at church has caused several other pregnant moms to talk to me about BF. One has also decided to cloth diaper after seeing how much better my kids smelled and how much cheaper it is.
 

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I was raised UU and remember sitting in my RE classes and seeing moms nursing...I think that is alot of why I am a BFing mommy.<br><br>
I had to nurse DS 3 times yesterday at church and refuse to go into the mothers room (it's all the way in the back and you can't hear the service) so I popped a squat in the hallway...and no one said a peep. (and I dont' attend a UU church now which kinda shocked me!)
 

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I BF in church every Sunday. When I first had DS2 someone told me about the "Mothers' room" in another building, where the audio from the service is piped in so mothers can listen to the sermon...but I'd rather be with DH and the rest of the congregation, see the speaker, and I just like to NIP. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I would love to NIP in the congregation...only problem is DD would then at the top of her lungs start yelling, "MOMMY BROTHER NEEDS YOUR MILK!" and while most people would smile it off, I think I would turn red at the yelling...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I NIP in church too, even though we have a great nursing lounge right behind the main sanctuary with a one-way window and the sound piped in. Most of the other moms use that or wear coverups if they nurse in their seats. I basically CAN'T cover up because I never did in the early days and my son can't stand having anything over his head. It is getting harder now that I'm pregnant again because my lap is disappearing!<br><br>
I've posted this before, but its still my favorite story:<br><br>
We host a missionary training school for kids just out of highschool from all over the country. One week my best friend came up to me after talking to a student who said it was "weird to see a 5-year-old getting breastfeed in church". My friend asked some questions about what the kid and the mom looked like... turns out it was me and my then 18 month old son! My friend laughed and told the student that "we do things different in California!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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