Archive for July, 2019

Natural Family Planning Books by the Kippleys at 50% discount: Sale coming soon.

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

During NFP Week and running through the following World Breastfeeding Week (July 21-August 7), there will be a 50% discount at lulu on the following books:

Natural Family Planning:  The Complete Approach  (coil edition recommended for learners; perfect bound for libraries).  All you would want to know about NFP and all the fertility signs  plus related Church teaching.  Price: $18.95.  Sale at $9.47

The Seven Standards of Ecological Breastfeeding  The book to have if you want a natural spacing of births.  An abstinence-free NFP option for couples beginning their families.  Mothers who follow this natural mothering plan may go 1 or 2 years without menstruation after childbirth.  God’s plan for mothers and babies.  The best healthy option for both mother and baby.  Price at $11.99.  Sale at $5.99

Battle-Scarred: Justice Can Be Elusive  The Archdiocese of Regina has recently apologized, but 50 years ago why did a Catholic parish pay the Kippleys to leave Canada and never return?  Read about the early history of the NFP movement and the Couple to Couple League.  Why did the Kippleys start NFP International?  Price at $24.99  Sale at $12.49

Breastfeeding and Natural Child Spacing: The Ecology of Natural Mothering  This book deals with the culture and how the ecological-breastfeeding mother adapts to a bottle-feeding society. In this classic Harper & Row edition, witnesses express their enthusiasm for eco-breastfeeding.  Price at $14.95  Sale at $7.47

Sale begins July 21st and runs through August 7th.  E-books are not on sale.

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Natural Family Planning and Ecological Breastfeeding

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

The USCCB Diocesan Development Plan has certain standards for teaching natural family planning. Below is John’s writing on the need to have the DDP Standards modified to include Ecological Breastfeeding and the merits of breastfeeding. Below are his written concerns to the director of the DDP.

  1. The Standards need to recognize that there are two distinct form of birth spacing—Ecological Breastfeeding and Systematic NFP.  The current definition of NFP does not include Ecological Breastfeeding, and thus it does not correspond to the full reality.
  2. In addition, the current Standard dealing with breastfeeding deals with it more as a charting problem than something to be encouraged and as the healthiest form of baby care.  Not only teachers but every client should know the tremendous health benefits of breastfeeding AND that the frequency of Ecological Breastfeeding actually DOES act as an abstinence-free natural baby spacer.

I am convinced that the Church has a responsibility to share in the public health effort to increase breastfeeding of any sort and secondly to extend its duration.  The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently came out with another effort to promote breastfeeding.  Also, a recent Dutch journal dealing with lung health opposed formula-feeding strongly for families with a history of asthma.  It speculated whether formula should be by prescription-only for such families.

And, if the Church has a responsibility to inform its members about the health benefits of breastfeeding, where can that be done better than in pre-marriage preparation and especially within a required NFP course?

John F. Kippley