Nursing. Breastfeeding. Feeding the baby the boob.
It comes across as controversial but I will say that I had three children and I breast fed them everywhere and nobody ever was rude to me about it. I did this everywhere; restaurants, benches, in the middle of a store as I rested on a chair, etc. Many people smiled at me, actually.
I didn't cover myself up, I would look down and stare at my baby and smile at them. I would purposefully try to memorize the outline of their profile, their chubby fingers, and cherish those moments. It was a break from the rush of life, they are some of my most precious memories.
If it is controversial, then I don't know why. It is natural, it is beautiful, it is healthy, and it is nurturing.
Here is a gallery of images celebrating that beauty. In the middle of our session, he needed to eat. So, Mama sat down and cared for her baby while I documented it. Some of my favorite images from the session unfolded naturally. Just like life.
Christina is a photographer based in Naperville, serving clients in the Chicagoland area since opening her photography business in 2009. Focusing primarily on Children, newborns, and families portraits sessions- she enjoys lifestyle sessions, home-based sessions, for inside and the world for outside sessions. To discuss and schedule your photography session, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (773)680-9369