Trina Cary Photography. But this photographer from Canada also knows that not every mom feels empowered during her postpartum journey, especially if she's breastfeeding, and Cary wants to change that. I couldn't wipe the smile from my face," she wrote on her blog.
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Shame Goes Both Ways
Intimate, bonding, comforting — yes. But sexual? Breastfeeding moms know the truth: the moment your nipple becomes a source of food for a hungry mouth, breasts are no longer even really breasts. They're just flesh bottles that happen to be attached to your body. Anyway, a mom from Austin, Texas, recently shared a photo on Instagram to try to put the matter to rest. This feels scary to share but also liberating and necessary. Sure, some people might want to compare nursing a child to sex and say some things are best to stay behind closed doors but they aren't the same thing thank god! Which brings me to why it's necessary. I didn't. Not at all.
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But these powerful, beautiful, sometimes raw images of women breastfeeding their babies are proof of the strength, determination and love that moms from across the country have for their newborns. This beautiful bride took the to-have-and-to-hold part of her wedding vows to a whole new level as she nursed her new baby boy mid-ceremony. That can be especially true for babies with Down syndrome, whose poor muscle tone may interfere with a good latch.
I have been breastfeeding for nearly 5 years. I started back in April of with my eldest Hans for example and am now tandem feeding with my newborn, River. Breastfeeding for me is so special because It immediately created an unbreakable bond that I am able to share with my children. Hans is autistic and this is the one thing that comforts him the most, it makes him feel safe. Nothing else comes close to being able to calm and soothe him, the way I can when I feed him. He looks to me for security and love in particular, and it makes me so happy that I am still able to do this for him. There are many benefits to breastfeeding and extended breastfeeding.