As embodied people who benefit spiritually from the concrete aspects of the sacraments for the understanding of spiritual realities, breastfeeding provides a concrete experience that reflects the bodily self-gift of Christ’s Passion. The analogy of desiring the Eucharist as an infant desiring to latch provides an opportunity to consider the transformative power of the Eucharist to unite one to Christ, nourish one’s spiritual growth, and strengthen the bond of the Body of Christ.
"Life-Giving Bodies: Towards an Analogical Relationship Between Breastfeeding and the Eucharist,"
New Horizons: Vol. 7:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarcommons.scu.edu/newhorizons/vol7/iss1/7