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Old 10-15-2013, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Hillsborough
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If you are open to travelling a little further, there is a fairly liberal baptist church in Raleigh: Pullen Memorial Baptist church. I don't know specifically about their views on boobs, but they are well known to be liberal on various controversial social issues. I know a lot fo people who go there and love it, but they are defintiley on the more liberal side of the fence. I can't imagine a boob being used for it's intended purpose would offend them. (They also have a female pastor).
I've heard similar about Umstead Park UCC regarding being on the more liberal side of the fence - though I have no personal experience with them or their facility.
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Old 10-15-2013, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Also, I am pretty sure the pastor indicated that I should specifically utilize the chair behind the curtain in the back of the nursery, but I will be certain to specifically ask this Sunday if I can modestly breastfeed (with a cover-up) in the sanctuary since there is no mother's room with sermon audio, and let you all know his response ...
Having been a nursing mother for a combination of many years, and a La Leche League Leader for 8 years.... this is still very limiting and non-inclusive. If you are forced to go to another area to breastfeed behind a curtain, then they aren't meeting your needs. Also keep in mind that not all babies like to be covered up while nursing. It's like suffocating and they will become fussy. Breastfeeding is completely normal and natural. There isn't anything about it that should repulse another human unless they have deep-seeded issues of their own. If it really IS an issue, then maybe that isn't exactly the place where you belong. Breastfeeding isn't about sexuality. That is actually their purpose - that others have taken to their own various thoughts. Do what is right for you and your baby.
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Old 10-16-2013, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I've been in churches with nursing moms rooms, and some of them are great, but the only one in this area was in Durham, and I don't remember the name of it. I think it was Presbyterian. Anyway, my advice is don't ask, just do. Sit in the back row and be discreet, and most people will never know. I did this for many weeks at one relatively small church (so it's not like I was hiding in a big crowd) and no one ever said anything. I don't think they noticed. When I later told someone in the congregation that I'd been doing it, they freaked out. Just don't talk about it. I will say that it can take weeks for mom and baby to be comfortable enough with nursing to be discreet, especially if the baby doesn't like being covered(mine didn't). Like someone else said, those first few weeks you may not feel like going to church anyway - find sermons or services to listen to online.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:24 PM
 
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Default Grace Haven Baptist in Youngsville

I recommend Grace Haven Baptist. It is a young welcoming
congregation. They are building a church and currently meet
at Youngsville Elementary. The pastor, Dick Graves, is
a dedicated pastor and good nurturer of those new
to the Christian faith. They welcome children of all
ages and are loving. I visited there and loved it. It is
too far from my home but I loved the compassion
and social justice ministry I found there.

Parenting is hard work; the more emotional, spiritual,
and social support you have the better.
Blessings.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:05 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Raleigh First Assembly of God on Blue Ridge Rd has a room in the back of the sanctuary with one way glass and a speaker.

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To those of you wanting details about our doctrinal beliefs, I'm afraid I can't yet provide an answer you would likely find to be acceptable. We are new followers of Christ and still learning our way -- which is why we are seeking a church where I can still have access to God's word while I am breastfeeding our new child.

The church we currently attend happens to be of Southern Baptist denomination, but we are open to visiting other churches which would be accepting of us.

Also, I am pretty sure the pastor indicated that I should specifically utilize the chair behind the curtain in the back of the nursery, but I will be certain to specifically ask this Sunday if I can modestly breastfeed (with a cover-up) in the sanctuary since there is no mother's room with sermon audio, and let you all know his response ...

Thank you all for your support and words of encouragement, and I apologize for disappointing those looking for that other kind of elusive "pro-boob" church you must have been thinking of ...
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Central NC
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OP: I fully support your breastfeeding efforts and applaud your research. I don't participate in organized religion, so I'm not much help. There are several local church services that broadcast live each Sunday on television. I believe Hayes Barton still broadcasts their services. Until you and your baby get to know one another and you get a sense of your relationship together, I would suggest maybe viewing the word on television. Or as another poster suggested, find a service online that you can watch. Hope this helps.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:33 PM
 
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