Clare Myatt looks tired but happy during her first attempt at feeding her newborn, Oscar, at home. She wrote, “Despite being shattered, sore, bedraggled and a little overwhelmed (after just a 1 hour 15 minute labour!), every time I look at them I am amazed to think how unaware I was of what impact and wonderful effect this would have on my life.” I’m sure that many other mothers can identify with Clare’s feelings.
Archive for May, 2009
I couldn’t resist the play on words in the title for this precious picture of Gemma Irving feeding Daisy at her breast — a lovely scene!
Sarah Fleet’s son was nearly 14 months old when this picture was taken. She wrote, “He had been playing in the water and then came running up to me doing his ‘sign’ for mummy milk.” She added that the towel was to keep him warm, rather than to hide her.
I love the combination of Kimberley King’s radiant smile, the way her son holds onto her breast as he sucks, and the beautiful background from the west coast of Canada. It’s almost like an artist’s portrait. Kimberly wrote, “My son would have been about 1 year old at the time (he is almost 8 now!) and we had had a full day of playing in the surf. So nice!”
I like the perspective of this picture, as it shows Monica Connell nursing Zoe almost from Monica’s view. Monica commented under this photo on Facebook that Zoe was just minutes old and she nursed for two hours.
Wendy Jolliffe feeds her baby during a whale-watching tour. Her comments under this picture on Facebook include “There were several people who didn’t even know that I had a baby with me until I had to change his diaper (yes, in public – there was nowhere else to go … we were on a boat tour!), let alone that I was breastfeeding him in public for the entire boat cruise!” It’s clear from her smile that she is a happy mom here.
Husband Nathan watches lovingly, hand on Ryleigh’s head, as Teresa ‘Lawless’ Christner provides their baby’s first meal from her breast.
MaryFleur Hanlon McGregor treats her baby to a nourishing meal of mom’s milk. I like what she said in a comment under this photo on Facebook. Here is part of her comment: “Just because breasts are sooooo sexualized in our culture doesn’t make them any less a vessel by which to pass nourishment than a bottle, so why are they so much more taboo here in the “civilized” world.” Well said!
Lindsay Saulnier breastfeeds in a canoe. Breastfeeding is convenient as well as beautiful.
I love the way Aimée Schatz and her baby are looking at each other here. Someone on Facebook commented, This is a beautiful picture of the bond that breast feeding creates…” I couldn’t have said it better.