Natural Family Planning, Population and Breastfeeding

Below is John’s response to an invitation to a Catholic gathering of experts regarding the poor and the anti-population agenda.

Thanks for the notification.  I am sure that the speaker-participants will do an excellent job of describing the unhappy efforts of the anti-population bad guys.

But it is unfortunate that there is no one on that panel who will speak on behalf of the positive alternative of Ecological Breastfeeding.  Maybe some will mention other forms of natural birth spacing, but I would be totally surprised if there was any mention of Ecological Breastfeeding.  There is ample research to demonstrate that the pattern of frequent breastfeeding that we term Ecological Breastfeeding postpones the return of fertility.  In some pre-bottlefeeding cultures, breastfeeding produces birth intervals of three to four years with no forms of contraception.  Our research in American culture shows an average return of menstruation between 14 and 15 months.

My wife has written extensively on this,  but she (and research of others as well) is ignored by the current NFP Establishment as well as the anti-abortion establishment.

It has become typical for television coverage of hurricanes in the Caribbean islands to show a young mother complaining that no one is giving her any food for her very young baby when she has God’s own food in her breasts.  It makes me sick to see this.  Why hasn’t the Church done more to educate these folks about breastfeeding for its tremendous health benefits and also for its natural spacing benefit?

Maybe your speakers do not know of anyone who has used Ecological Spacing and experienced 14 or 15 months of breastfeeding infertility.  But please do not make the common mistake of thinking that one’s experience represents the totality of reality.

We have lots of information on this at our website:  Enjoy!

Thanks again for the notification.  If you would like to pursue the positive alternatives, we would be delighted to help you.

In His service,
John Kippley



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