Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wordless Wednesday--Breastfeeding Photo Shoot

This photo of me nursing my then 13 month old was taken last August by Nevada Heirloom Photography.  Each year, the state of Nevada puts out a calendar of nursing mothers to help promote and support breastfeeding. These calendars are sent to OB offices, hospitals, WIC offices and similar places. A local lactation consultant group had arranged the photo shoot, which was a great success. I submitted my photo for the calendar, which didn't make it in, but my son and I are on the state breastfeeding website.

This year, a photo shoot was planned but could not accommodate moms who had participated last year. Since there were several mothers who were still nursing, myself included, I wanted to organize another photo shoot. I enlisted the photography skills of friends Kristin and Yuliya  and sent Facebook invites to all the local lactating women I knew. Here are some of the photos of my family and a few from the other mamas who were kind enough to participate. Thanks so much to Yuliya (you can see more of her photography at She Suggests) and Kristin (view her Flickr stream here) for all their hard picture-taking work!

His smile melts my heart

My Little Family

Thanks to the other mama's for sharing their photos, too!

Cristina and Cillian

Danna and Leili

Helen, Mila and Sara

Melinda and Kaelyn

Cali and Richelle

Heather and Isaiah




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  1. Yay! Just think none of these pictures would have been possible without your hard work organizing us all! (Well that and the lactating...)

  2. Thank you for all your hard work, too, Mama!

  3. Love this! First of all, it's amazing that Nevada puts out a breastfeeding calendar to begin with. And the pics you guys took are so beautiful! Everything is so green and colorful and happy! It's such a beautiful light in which to portray breastfeeding.

  4. Tmuffin, your comment about it being so green cracked me up. Nevada, for the most part, looks the exact opposite of that and we chose the shoot location because it was one of the few places in town that is actually lush looking. I'm sorry if this post gives anyone the impression that NV is something other than brown :D

  5. I love this! I would never have thought to have a little photo shoot but, it is so quintessentially mommy to me since I nurse :)

  6. Beautiful! You should definitely make your own calendar! You've got me cooking up ideas for next World Breastfeeding Week! Too close to this year's, but I'm sure I'll still be nursing next year!

  7. Gorgeous! Beautiful babies and mamas...doing what they do best!

  8. LOVE these pics! I have to have something done like this!

  9. I love all these photos! It is so nice and encouraging to see other women nursing toddlers too! Thanks for sharing!

  10. This is great! What a nice idea!

  11. This is such an awesome post! I absolutely love the natural and fun. :) Great job!


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