Breastfeeding is Normal Project | Tampa Family Photographer

July 08, 2013  •  8 Comments

I am a LLL leader and a CLC (certified lactation counselor) so when my co-leader asked me if I would be willing to take some photos for a project we are working on I agreed wholeheartedly.

Breastfeeding is an important thing to me. I never thought I would be a breastfeeding advocate till I had my twin girls and I was hooked. It was the most rewarding thing to be able to, not only emotionally nourish my babies, but to also physically nourish them as well. It was not easy for me either. I had some major issues that took a while to fix, but we made it through and I nursed them for 3.5 years. 

"The "Breastfeeding Is Normal: Anytime, Anywhere" Project was created with the hopes of helping the general public to realize that breastfeeding is normal no matter where it is done. We are hoping that the more everyone sees women breastfeeding in public, the more normal it will seem to them and that one day breastfeeding mothers will no longer be stigmatized and discriminated against when feeding their children in public. The project consists of photographs taken of moms nursing their babies in multiple public locations. The photographs will be displayed at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, FL as part of their "Amazing You" exhibit about the human body."

Went out the other day and met some of the moms to take a few pictures for the project. Can't wait to see this project finished!

 

Breastfeeding 2013-06-30_0007 Nursing2013-06-30_0006 NIP 2013-06-30_0008 mom and baby 2013-06-30_0009 family photos2013-06-30_0010 natural photography 2013-06-30_0011 outdoor photography2013-06-30_0012 outdoor sessions2013-06-30_0013 natural light2013-06-30_0014 Here is my favorite of day:

outdoor photos 2013-06-30_0015


Comments

Sarah Blanks(non-registered)
oooo I love these! Such a great memory!
Christine Kruger(non-registered)
I love these so much. I am still breastfeeding at 2 years 9 months, with no real signs of weaning yet. I take my hat off to any and every woman who breastfeeds - it is difficult and all consuming. And that tandem nursing pic? WOW!
Thanks so much for sharing these!
Perth Newborn photographer(non-registered)
Gorgeous and totally natural, best thing for baby.
Jennifer Batz(non-registered)
great shots captured! The last one is my fave too!
dawniele castellanos(non-registered)
Well the topic of breast feeding is certainly a loaded one....I even felt myself having a reaction. But the photos are simply lovely. These monks and their children are timeless.
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