Archive for June, 2009

Both holding on

June 30, 2009

Lisa Fogg-LacroixLisa Fogg-Lacroix cradles her baby’s head while baby holds on to her breast at feeding time. The bonding between mother and child at times like this is so important  in addition to the nourishment provided by the mother’s milk.

Comfortable on the sofa

June 29, 2009

Ingrid-Annette RokkeIngrid-Annette Røkke relaxes while she breast feeds her baby. The position of her baby’s hands brought some discussion on Facebook about how newborns tend to bring their hands up to their chins when they are enjoying themselves. I like Ingrid-Annette’s rapt attention to her baby, too.

Supportive, loving father

June 28, 2009

Laurie Kathryn SimpsonIn 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.

Feeding her little one

June 27, 2009

Jenn Michelle 2007-02-23-057Jenn Michelle’s smile shows her obvious pleasure as she breastfeeds her sweet baby daughter, whom she calls Nugget in her blog.

You will see more of Jenn Michelle and Nugget in future entries on here, as Jenn Michelle has graciously allowed me to post breastfeeding photos from her blog, “bits of myself.” She has been through a difficult time after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when Nugget was only 13 months old.  After chemotherapy was completed, Jenn Michelle resumed breastfeeding, but now she has to deal with the illness again.

You can find out more about Jenn Michelle, her family and their battles with cancer in her blog.

Breastfeeding her bespectacled baby

June 26, 2009

Nicole Marr and Penn-smaller copyNicole Marr sent this picture of herself feeding daughter Penny. It’s the first picture I have seen of a baby wearing glasses while breastfeeding.

I assumed that blog viewers would be as curious as I was about the glasses, so I asked Nicole what happened to Penny’s vision. She replied: “Penny was born with cataracts, just like her daddy was. She had surgery on both eyes by 9 weeks, and got her glasses at 11 weeks old. She had lens implants, so the glasses basically correct for the implants until she grows into them. By the time she’s a teenager, she should only need glasses for reading.”

In case you are wondering what it’s like to breastfeed a baby with glasses, here’s Nicole’s comment on that topic: “It is a logistical nightmare, haha! If I need to nurse her in public, I simply have to take her glasses off because I find it too hard.”

Happy mom and baby

June 24, 2009

Heather ArmstrongI love to see a baby and a mother smiling at each other during breastfeeding. The smiles enhance an already-beautiful scene. Photograph by Heather Armstrong (

Peekaboo; I see you!

June 23, 2009

Joanne HolmesJoanne Holmes’ baby watches the photographer intently while feeding from her breast all the while. I thought I had posted this picture a couple of months ago, but I just found it where I had erroneously filed it in my folder of already-published pictures! I guess another of my “senior moments” hit me. The picture is still as cute today, though, as when I first received it from Joanne.

‘Not ready to give up’

June 22, 2009

Tracy BrooksI borrowed a phrase from Tracy Brooks’ comment under this picture in Facebook for the title.  Elsewhere on the page, she added that neither she nor Julian was ready to give up breastfeeding. He was 16 months old when the picture was made. I’m always glad to see pictures of toddlers nursing. It’s great for that special bond between mother and child to extend further.

First things first

June 20, 2009

Tasha MondouxTasha Mondoux and her child clearly have different priorities. While she smiles for the photographer, her baby concentrates on nursing at her breast.

Looking down with love

June 18, 2009

Michelle Coxon-VollmerI like the way Michelle Coxon-Vollmer looks down at her child nursing at her breast. It’s a sweet scene of the beauty and love exemplified by breastfeeding.