You will not get a Christmas card this year showing Mary breastfeeding Jesus.
But did you know that for over a thousand years, paintings of Mary breastfeeding were very common. But according to this article, the invention of the printing press made porn possible and sexualized women's bodies and breasts. And paintings of Mary breastfeeding were no longer considered appropriate. And the crucification -- and I would say the Resurrection -- became the dominant religious themes.
It's also interesting that in our times, bottle feeding became very popular but now there is a trend for women to go back to breastfeeding and for working women to use a pump to keep a ready supply of breast milk. Interesting how times change.
Anyway, here's the link to the article along with a series of pictures of paintings about Mary breastfeeding.
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