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Rabbi Shmuley clarifies his position on breastfeeding

June 9, 2010

Gotta love how fast things move on the Web. Shortly after I posted the last entry about Rabbi Shmuley Boteach raising the ire of breastfeeding women, I got an email from one of his people who directed me to this piece he wrote in response. Some interesting clarifications, which I’m glad he took the time to share.

Firstly, I absolutely believe that women should breastfeed. My wife has breastfed every single one of our nine children. It was good for her, it was good for the children, and it good for our marriage because it endeared my wife to me to see the extent of her devotion to our children. When we took a cross-country RV trip this summer, I told my wife repeatedly that she should avail herself, on the long daily drives, of breastfeeding our baby completely rather than giving him the occasional bottle which she had begun. I believe that a woman’s first choice should always be to breastfeed.



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