I recently hosted some Nourish Mini Sessions. These were designed for moms to bring their little ones in to document feeding/nourishing their babies. Whether you bottle feed, breastfeed, pump, you are doing your job and caring for your baby. I am a supporter of breastfeeding and even extended breastfeeding. HOWEVER, I do not bully those who choose formula. There are many malnourished and starving babies/children in the world, just feed your baby however you need to. At the same time, I think nursing mothers should feel more comfortable nursing whenever/wherever they need to and not feel shame about it. It’s the most natural way to feed your baby, so you have nothing to hang your head about.
I think we have come far from when I first tried nursing my oldest. Social media has helped spread the word in helping to ‘normalize breastfeeding’. I hope that by the time my daughters are having babies, there is no judgement passed no matter how you choose to nourish your children.
Here is one of the beautiful breastfeeding photography sessions I did. I really hope to do more of these. Each mom who participated was moved by their photos and thankful that I offered them. If you would like a Nourish session, keep an eye out, I hope to offer more. They are really special to my heart.