A PERSONAL PROJECT Last year I began a project about a topic I find very important to discuss and to help "normalize". It's a hot topic these days and widely discussed among moms. Here is a glimpse from my Facebook page of some of the images from my project. These are women nursing their babies and toddlers, I'm in there too (thanks to my hubby)!
I talked with each mama about her nursing relationship and then photographed her with her nursling in everyday life. See, nursing moms are teachers, soccer players, entrepreneurs, nurses, stay at home moms, and photographers. Those are just a few rolls that mamas have. ;)
This project is to meant to share how natural, beautiful, and normal full term nursing is. There are a lot of people posting extreme images or shocking images such as an upside down nude mother nursing her nude child. Even images where the mamas are all dressed up all while standing in a creek or river nursing seem foreign to me, and I've definitely nursed in some interesting places. In my opinion, these types of images, while often beautifully done, conflict with the very nature of trying to help normalize breastfeeding. That's okay, everyone is entitled to their creative expression and freedom.
And yes, it is full term nursing. To me, extended means there was some arbitrary deadline. And that's just silly.
If you would like to be included in this project or find out more about the nursing mini sessions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org