This Woman Says She Breastfed Her Baby At Church, Then Was Punished By Its Leaders

Source: BuzzFeed News

Posted on July 31, 2018, at 11:11 p.m. ET

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A Mormon woman attending church in northern Utah with her four kids and husband sat down in a foyer last month and eventually started breastfeeding her 19-month-old baby.

It was a routine Sunday for the mother, who spoke to BuzzFeed News but asked to remain anonymous, until after the meetings ended and her bishop — a local lay leader akin to a pastor — called her in for a talk.

“He called me in and told me that people had complained,” the woman said, “and they were just worried about the young men sexualizing my breastfeeding of my daughter.”

The conversation, she said, was “ridiculous.”

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