Breastfeeding: Beautiful and Real

Over the past several months I have been photographing some local mamas for a project. Every summer I do a personal project for nothing other than to see something beautiful in my head realized and to help me and hopefully you remember that the best things in life are the simple, natural and everyday things we have before us each day. This year I wanted to simple capture mothers breastfeeding. There is no motive here other than to show that breastfeeding is beautiful and normal and different for every mother.

Many of of breastfeeding babies, depending on how many we have fore years during our lifetime and some people never have a single photo of it. I simply wanted to document this stage for some sweet mamas and their children.

If photos for breastfeeding offend you nutrition hgh, you may not want to be on a birth photographer’s blog, haha, but more importantly you may need to relax and know that women’s bodies and their breasts need not be sexualized. They were created for an amazing gift of nourishment and can be seen by generations to come as a healthy and normal part of childbearing and rearing if we only diaplay them as such. Blessings.

This is me breastfeeding Josiah at somewhere around 3-5 months (it was on film so no date stamp!). Outside of the hospital it is my only photo of me breastfeeding either of my babies, and one I cherish. My husband took this during one of his photography projects in art school. I think he was the only student who showed a photo of his wife topless to the class. 🙂

 

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  • Nancy - October 18, 2012 - 12:08 pm

    What gorgeous images! I love when you catch a baby’s look of adoration for mama…and the picture of the triplets is priceless! Great job!

  • Jennifer Margulis - October 18, 2012 - 12:12 pm

    These are wonderful lovely photographs. Kudos to you for doing this project. It’s so important to normalize and celebrate breastfeeding!

  • Jennifer C - October 18, 2012 - 12:32 pm

    Amazing pictures! Will took a few of me breastfeeding Liam while we were still in the hospital. Since my breastfeeding journey turned into a sad story, I’m thankful for those photos.

  • laura may - October 18, 2012 - 2:10 pm

    Love the triplets, the third one waiting his turn and the expression so amazing. What amazing mama’s! Caitlin Bee is a beauty, lovin on her dog while nurturing her babe.

  • Jessie - October 18, 2012 - 3:59 pm

    Funny I see this today. Just last night during bath time o was playing with her own nipples and asked, “what’s this?” I responded “your breast.” she then asked what they did. I sat there slightly stunned for a moment and then said, “they get in your way when your older.” lol. I did not breast feed and really have no plans to. Just a personal opinion. Don’t hate! I only say that bc the fact that I didn’t breast feed is probably the exact reason I had no answer for my child! I tell this story to now say thanks! You’ve given me an answer for the next time this question comes up! 🙂

  • Sarah Jane Nelson - October 18, 2012 - 5:32 pm

    These photos made me oooo and ahhhh! So sweet and precious! Thanks for doing this project… 🙂 Sarah Jane

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