It was an unusual topic for the Georgia Supreme Court, to be sure. But for 40 minutes Tuesday morning, the justices—eight men and one woman—discussed who should be qualified to help women learn to “do what they’ve done since the dawn of time,” in the words of Justice Sarah Warren.

The lone woman justice was talking about “The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding,” as it is called in the title of the bestselling book by the La Leche League on why it’s important and how to do it. The international nonprofit organization was founded in 1956 during an era when breastfeeding fell out of favor and formula-makers promoted bottle feeding. “Breastfeeding is natural, but it does not always come naturally,” as the league put it.

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