Posts Tagged ‘public’

“Be prepared”? Yes, she is!

August 7, 2009

Agneta RominAgneta Romin and her son wear their Scout uniforms as she breastfeeds. She wrote on Facebook, “It’s perfect to breastfeed while you´re a scoutleader! The food is quick to fix!” That seems to me to be an excellent example of being prepared.

Moms join to breastfeed in public at picnics

July 31, 2009

Stroud 2009 b-Kirstie ClarkeKirstie Clarke tandem feeds during the Annual Breastfeeding In Public Spaces support event in the UK at Stroud. The sign below welcomed people to the event. I hope to post more pictures from this and similar picnics in the future.

Stroud 2009 sign

Going for what he wants

July 28, 2009

Susan WoodleyWhen Susan Woodley posted this picture on Facebook, she wrote, “still a boob guy at 1 year and counting!” Her son is now 3 and no longer breastfeeding, but it seems clear that he was enjoying Susan’s milk here.

Enjoying a beautiful day

July 14, 2009

DeeDee KearneyDeeDee Kearney breastfeeds her baby on a nice, shaded grassy area. When she posted this picture on Facebook, DeeDee wrote, “Doing my part to educate the public that yes, it is OK to feed my child in public!!!”

I commend her and other women who make similar efforts. It’s a shame that some people condemn such a beautiful, natural act when it is performed in a public place.

Watching her baby nurse

July 2, 2009

Janice MilnerwoodJanice feeds her son as part of The Breastfeeding Challenge, 2007. I like the way she looks lovingly at him.

Nursing on the beach

July 1, 2009

Lorna OBrien rescannedLorna O’Brien sent this beautiful picture from a holiday on the Isle of Wight, showing her breastfeeding her daughter Eimear (who is 15 months old today) on the beach.

Feeding while waiting

June 8, 2009

waiting for a train, quick drink (reduced)Joy Mottram takes advantage of waiting time to breastfeed her twins at a train startion.

Nursing in a parking lot

June 7, 2009

Emily TurnerEmily Turner relaxes in her car while feeding her son, Kieran. He was about 16 months old at the time this picture was taken in a parking lot outside of Black Lake Manitoba. When she wrote me about this picture, Emily said of Kieran, “He’s just turned 3 and still nursing at least once a day.”

Sharing love

June 6, 2009

Sarah Murray reducedThis 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.”

A snack after playing

May 29, 2009

Sarah Fleet

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.