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!
Here is my favorite of day: