But these powerful, beautiful, sometimes raw images of women breastfeeding their babies are proof of the strength, determination and love that moms from across the country have for their newborns. This beautiful bride took the to-have-and-to-hold part of her wedding vows to a whole new level as she nursed her new baby boy mid-ceremony. That can be especially true for babies with Down syndrome, whose poor muscle tone may interfere with a good latch.
Breastfeeding in public may be legal, but many moms unfortunately still experience criticism when feeding their children in public places. Understandably, these stories might make breastfeeding moms feel a little hesitant about public nursing. This is what passion looks like.
At this point in time, it's safe to say you've probably seen at least one of your friend's boobs. That's because new moms are beginning to flood Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with selfies taken during breastfeeding sessions. After all, what else is there to do while baby eats?
The sacrifices that we feel we should do in order to create this bond. I want to share more than a pretty breastfeeding picture for worldbreastfeedingweek. We forget that mothers still prolong breastfeeding passed the basic 6 months time doctors recommend. We need to hear how much we lose our breasts when we choose to breastfeed, they never go back to the pre-pregnancy or pregnancy ways.
While tandem nursing got a little crazy, logistically-speaking, for Lucy AitkenRead and her two girls, she wouldn't have had it any other way. I'd have a foot in my armpit and a knee in my neck. Finally, there'd be a peaceful three minutes of sweet gulping and then the 2-year-old would be climbing on my head!
You may not know her name, but you have probably seen photographer Alicia Atkins' work before. As the owner of Alicia Samone Photography, Alicia has dedicated herself to educating the public about breastfeeding by getting the public used to seeing it. Her annual group breastfeeding photoshoots have been going viral for years now, and Alicia recently explained to Motherly why breastfeeding portraits are so important to her art.
You want to know why your Instagram account was closed because of nudity? Because you exposed your entire bosom to the world! Friends, I am a big fan of nursing those babies — yes, even in public!
Ivette Ivens Photography. When Ivette Ivens was 13, she knew she wanted to be a photographer. Like so many of us before we become mothers, she had no idea that her career -- in fact, her entire life -- would be changed by motherhood.
In the years that I breastfed my two sons, there were many times I shared photos of them on Facebook or Instagram, as they lay nursing in my arms. At first, I was a little timid about it, taking care not to post anything with too much skin and making sure not to post them too often. But after receiving an outpouring of support in the comments and plenty of fist bump emojisI began to post more.
It is world breastfeeding week and all the moms are taking centre stage in showing that it is okay to breastfeed in public without being shamed for it or told to cover up. The reason for the week is to encourage mothers to breastfeed their children to improve the health of their babies. Breastfeeding is essential and should start as soon as the baby is born.