Cross-post from MoMWoW.org
I was contacted by Shoele of the Working Mama Project. She has read my personal blog about breastfeeding and has shared with me her wonderful project.
I see that you write a lot about breastfeeding and think that this project might be an interesting topic for you. I have made photo project called Working Mama with focus on the beauty and nature of breastfeeding. I hope that you would like to support my project.http://igg.me/at/workingmama/
She is putting together a coffee table book with photos of Mother’s breastfeeding. I admire what she is doing as to me it seems so beautiful to see a mother breastfeeding her baby. In other countries Breastfeeding isn’t shameful like it is made to feel here in the US. I will admit I was a mom who was proud to breastfeed in public. For the most part I used a cover but when the little guy grew so he didn’t like them I nursed without one. I am excited to see Shoele’s dream of having a coffee table book come true. Check out her video and her crowd-funding page. Even if you don’t give, it is interesting to share in her dream. I look forward to the release of her book.
On a personal note: I often look at breastfeeding mamas with such awe and I smile at them. When my supply started to drop seeing a mama breastfeed with ease would make me sad because I wished breastfeeding was an easy venture for me. Oh but was it ever hard yet so rewarding and special. Words can’t describe the love I have for breastfeeding. I know many moms who wanted to breastfeed but couldn’t for one reason or another. I also know moms who never had the wish to breastfeed yet they all were supportive of my decision to breastfeed as long as possible.
In support of the Working Mama Project here is my favorite picture of breastfeeding my son. Our youngest cat liked to lay behind our son as he breastfed until he got too big, then she would lay at my feet or on my legs. To this day she sleeps next to his crib at night and for naps. On occasion she will sleep in our room with us.
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