Today is the last day of World Breastfeeding Week, in honor of that I thought I would share with you two of my favorite pictures of me nursing my children.
My breastfeeding journey with my children is so incredibly important to me. I feel honored and blessed that I can easily breastfeed and that I felt comfortable enough to continue the journey long after our American society tells us we should.
In this picture Mason was over 1 1/2. It was in October of 2011. I nursed him until he was a little over 2.
This picture is special to me because it was taken at home when Kyla was less than 24 hours old. To me this picture shows what giving birth outside of the hospital can be about. If I had been in a hospital I would have been reprimanded for having Kyla in the bed with me and Mason certainly wouldn’t have been allowed to spend the night. Instead I got to nurse my new baby while my oldest cuddles up next to us in my own bed. It was bliss.
This time around I plan on taking more and more pictures of Kyla nursing, same for any future children. I want to cherish this time. I want to capture it and I want to show my children the beauty of it. I want it to been seen as normal by them and the people I interact with. I want to help normalize breastfeeding and I do that by sharing and nursing in public!
How do you help normalize breastfeeding?