Wordless Wednesday: Breastfeeding

Written by NPN_Admin on August 1st, 2012

Edited by MommaJorje

Breastfeeding, Feeding With Love, Wordless Wednesday

This week we asked: What does breastfeeding look like?

(Read more about feeding with love and respect on our resource page, and enjoy this week’s articles on the theme.)

From Shannon: “Picture taken by Moira, of Davis having lunch while I order mine.”

Shannon blogs at Pineapples & Artichokes.

From Kym: “This is me nursing my son about 30 minutes after birth. It was the most perfect moment.”

Months of difficult dry nursing paid off for Jorje when Sasha woke to meet Spencer at
the breast once he came home from the NICU. It was a dream come true.

Jorje blogs at MommaJorje.

Read Lyndsay’s post about gentle weaning and play at Our Feminist Play School.

“Staring into those big, beautiful baby eyes will be one of the most precious memories I carry with me.” Dionna from Code Name: Mama, shown here nursing 7 month old Ailia.

Shannon encouraged her sons’ bonding during nursing sessions. Her older son was able to view and get to know his younger brother in a setting that was calm and comfortable for all.

Early latching issues led to creative positioning and props during feedings for Little #2 as Shannon was determined not to succumb to the boobie-traps that she encountered but also later overcame with her first son.

You can find Shannon and her boys at The Artful Mama.

Breastfeeding does a body good! At 6 weeks old, our sweet girl was in the 93rd percentile for weight.
Mama milk is helping her to grow big and strong!

Charise blogs at I Thought I Knew Mama.

Jorje of MommaJorje.com and Dionna of Code Name: Mama (and co-founder of Natural Parents Network!) taking a nursing break while visiting with Joni Rae of Kitchen Witch at the zoo.

From Lauren: “Learning side-lying nursing saved my sleep! Notice that older cosleeping nurslings don’t always lie down in the position you expect.”

Breastfeeding in a carrier can let you get on with your day, and likely no one will notice the baby’s even nursing. This is newborn Alrik in the mei tai Lauren made for him.

Lauren blogs at Hobo Mama.

Nursing and talking on the toy telephone, multitasking at its best.

Jesse’s mom, Christine, blogs at African Babies Don’t Cry.

From Kristin: “View from my chair: my 3.5 year old twins after nursing down for nap. A precious time of my day now past, as one of my girls recently weaned on her own at age 4!”

Kristin blogs (occasionally!) at Intrepid Murmurings.

Tell us: What does breastfeeding look like in your family?

celebrate world breastfeeding week on npn

We’re celebrating World Breastfeeding Week at Natural Parents Network!

You can, too — link up your breastfeeding posts from August 1-7 in the linky on our WBW page.


Do you have a Wordless Wednesday post? Please link up below! And find more Wordless Wednesday linkies here.

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