By Emma Beswick
"Don't be afraid, feed them, because this too is the language of love," said the Pope.
Pope Francis told mothers they were free to breastfeed their hungry children during a long ceremony in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday.
"If they're hungry breastfeed them; don't be afraid, feed them, because this too is the language of love," the Pope said in a short homily.
The Pope baptised 18 girls and 16 boys, including two pairs of twins, during the two-hour ceremony.
He has spoken out in support of breastfeeding in the past.
The papal baptism is a yearly event exclusively for children of Vatican employees or the diocese of Rome.