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Breastfeeding and Catholic Motherhood by Sheila Kippley (2005), Sophia Institute Press, 128 pages.


“We can’t recommend the book enthusiastically enough… Especially striking is her use of Pope John Paul II’s theology of the body. Rather remarkable is her chapter comparing breastfeeding with the act of sexual intercourse…This book is a perfect gift for expectant mothers and their husbands.”
Terri and Mike Aquilina


“Thank you very much for sending me your Breastfeeding and Catholic Motherhood. You have done much good in this area where all too little has been done through the years. I found it very enlightening.”
Fr. Paul B. Marx, OSB


“This book was an eye-opener for me.”
Fr. Bill McCarthy
My Father’s House Spiritual Life and Retreat Center
Moodus, CT


“I just bought the book, Breastfeeding and Catholic Motherhood, and I love it! Thank you for writing such a beautiful tribute to motherhood and nursing! I bought a copy for a friend, and she told me today she really needed a book like this. She is nursing her fourth child, who is 15 months, and homeschooling her older three. It has helped her remember what her sacrifice is for.”
Jennifer Higdon
New Market MD


“It is with great pleasure that I send you the Foreword as my contribution for your new book in your continual efforts to sustain motherhood in one of its fundamental tasks.”
+Alfonso Cardinal López Trujillo
President, Pontifical Council for the Family


“By skillfully weaving together Scripture, scientific research and anecdotal evidence, Sheila Kippley has fashioned a solid case for what our grandmothers know from experience: A breastfed baby makes for a happy, well-adjusted adult. Would that mothers today would rediscover this important secret!”
Bishop Victor Galeone
Episcopal Moderator for NFP
USCCB Pro-Life Activities Committee


“With easy-to-read simplicity and an eye for the basics, Kippley gives us a balance of religious truth, scientific facts, and practical advice. Present this book as a gift to a pregnant woman, if you wish to affirm in love a mother and her child.”
Fr. William D. Virtue
Author, Mother and Infant


“Your book gets a much needed message out to the public. It is something a good priest should know and where he can point people to learn more.”
Fr. David V. Meconi, S.J.
Teacher, writer


“For the new mother breastfeeding is a huge challenge, demanding of much giving, many sacrifices. Here in this book Sheila Kippley has given us the inspiration as well as the information and motivation for ‘the gift that keeps on giving!’ ”
Mary White
One of the founding mothers of La Leche League