Diocese of St. Augustine Honors the Virgin Mary, Breastfeeding Mother

Our Lady of La Leche

On Saturday, October 11, the Diocese of St. Augustine will honor Mary in her role as a new mother nursing her infant.Bishop Felipe J. Estévez, head of the northeastern Florida diocese which is the oldest diocese in the United States, has declared the Feast of Our Lady of La Leche to be celebrated throughout the diocese.He also instituted a Jubilee Year in commemoration of the Blessed Mother, celebrating the 450th anniversary of the founding of America's oldest city at the site of the cu … [Read more...]

Better Baby Bumps to Celebrate New Life and Impending Motherhood

Baby bump - twins

This is amazing.I happened upon an article today about the website My Little Sweet Pea, where Carrie Preston, a 27-year-old artist from Cornwall, showcases the "belly bump" paintings she does on the bellies of pregnant women.According to the Daily Mail, in only two years the artist has completed more than 130 intricate belly paintings to help pregnant women celebrate pregnancy and impending birth.Because a big canvas allows for the best artwork, she prefers to paint mothers when … [Read more...]

Michigan Governor to Sign Breastfeeding Law Today

Breastfeeding

At 3:30 this afternoon, Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder will sign into law the Breastfeeding Anti-Discrimination Act, which will ensure women's right to breastfeed their babies in public.SB 674 is intended to normalize breastfeeding and give mothers protection when providing human milk for their infants.The issue of breastfeeding has been controversial in Michigan.  In 2011, a "flash mob" of a dozen breastfeeding moms were interrupted by mall security at the upscale Somerset Mall in … [Read more...]


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