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Maybe this will finally put all the shaming of moms breastfeeding in public to rest: The pope encourages it. In church, no less. At the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord celebration in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged women to breastfeed their babies if they needed to.

The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River, and on Sunday, the pope baptized 28 babies in the Sistine Chapel.

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"The ceremony is a little long, someone's crying because he's hungry. That's the way it is," he said, according to Agence France-Presse. "You mothers, go ahead and breastfeed, without fear. Just like the Virgin Mary nursed Jesus," he continued.

The pope has long been a supporter of breastfeeding mothers, and has invited nursing mothers to feel free to breastfeed at the same ceremony in the past.

So the next time you're feeling hesitant about breastfeeding in public, just remember: Pope Francis says it's cool.

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Sources: The Guardian