Sheila Ruuskanen Neumann kisses one of her children while she breastfeeds another. In the caption for this picture on Facebook, Sheila wrote, “Me and my babies, so proud I had a photo shoot to capture these most wonderful memories forever.” Several people added comments there about the beauty of this picture. It’s a great depiction of motherly love.
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Andi Brunson-Williams and Katelin Brunson-Hutto nurse their sons simultaneously. The boys were born five months apart. Katelin commented under this picture on Facebook that she had tandem nursed the boys while Andi took a nap. “What a wonderful experience!!!!” she wrote. Katelin’s comments also supplied the title that I used for this entry.
Whozat sent me links to two pages on her blog that show wonderful pictures of her, partner Shrike and baby Peeper. Not all of them show breastfeeding, but many of them do. I’m going to start with two today, and I’ll post more later.
I love the top photo! Peeper seems to know what she wants and where to find it, reaching for Whozat’s breast inside her shirt.
The picture at right shows the family at a different time, when Peeper is busy taking nourishment from Whozat’s breast. All three are obviously enjoying the fun.
You can find the full set of pictures from this outing on Whozat’s blog.
Joy Mottram and her 3-year-old daughter chat while Joy breastfeeds her baby.
Trish Isles Morgan holds one child while breastfeeding another. She commented under this picture on Facebook, “Tayla loves being included in Abbey’s feeds!” and added, “It made the whole transition of a new baby much easier for my daughter.” I always like to see pictures like this one. It’s so good to include an older child when a baby is being breastfed.
In the caption for this photo on Facebook, Laurie Kathryn Simpson wrote, “Hooray for all the supportive fathers who encourage and defend our right to breastfeed whenever, wherever!” I couldn’t say it better. This picture depicts so wonderfully a loving father watching his baby feed at mom’s breast.
This picture looks like a posed portrait, but Amelia Clarke wrote in Facebook, “This is how i fed for months. The best times in my life!” I love the way the older daughter holds the younger one’s head as she nurses.
This picture from Sarah Murray, showing her with her son, Lucas, while she breastfeeds her daughter, Isla, has a touching background. I’ll let Sara tell it in her own words:
“My husband took this photo of myself, my son Lucas and my daughter Isla …, and I think it shows brilliantly how your attention can still be shared between your children even if you are breastfeeding. My son is almost 7, and is blind with complex medical conditions, so I was concerned how breastfeeding Isla would be difficult as Lucas needs me so much. We bought Lucas a baby doll before Isla came along, and within a few weeks, he was pretending to feed ‘his girl’ next to me. He is so cool about me feeding Isla, and she is now 16 months and so expert at feeding that I really can share a moment with both of them whether or not she is feeding! The other bonus is that when we are in hospital with Lucas, the staff are relaxed about letting Isla be there too,which isnt true for all siblings, and they offer me drinks and food so that I can feed Isla, which means I dont have to be away from Lucas.”
Emma Dacey wrote that her daughter, Rebekah, took this picture with her dad’s camera because she thought Emma and 5-month-old Isobel “look lovely” during breastfeeding. What makes this even more special is that Rebekah is 4 years old. Emma wrote, “It’s great that my daughter thinks breastfeeding is so normal. I agree!
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.