Over the summer I decided I wanted to get a local group of moms and kids together and do a styled breastfeeding portrait session. While I had hoped to have more participants, it was a fun evening! The children ranged from about one month to nearly 3 years old - it was wonderful to see such a wide range of ages represented.
But this looks nothing like real life...you're correct! Breastfeeding on a daily basis is anything but glamorous. Latch issues, tongue/lip ties, weight concerns, pumping, comments from well-meaning (or sometimes not) family and friends, middle of the night feedings that last for.ev.er and acrobatics of a toddler learning that they can move - all challenges faced at different points in a nursing relationship. I wanted to give these mothers a chance to celebrate the relationship that they have cultivated with their child, no matter the age.
Flower crowns were from Awesome Blossoms in Warrensburg, MO