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A Breastfeeding Photo:Tagged with Love

World Photography Day has been celebrated on August 19 over the past 20 years; it commemorates the introduction of photographs to the public in France on August 19, 1839.   On this day everyone is asked to share their precious moments made possible by the invention of this medium.  It is even easier now thanks to the digital revolution.

This was the first breastfeeding photo sent to me after I began my private lactation consulting practice.   It has hung in my office throughout these past two decades.

We do not see baby Austin’s mother in this shot, but can sense from his calm and  tender embrace of  her bountiful breast, that they are sharing a sublime moment of love.   The focus here is on the experience of breastfeeding.  It was an amazing thank you to receive for helping them to establish this amazing connection.

Fast forward to today…

I  googled Austin and found him.  He’s a college student with an interesting facebook profile who is sharing his life with the world.  Unbeknownst to him, this photograph which was taken when he was one month old will now be entering cyberspace, virtually tagged by his mother’s breastfeeding love.

Have you started your own breastfeeding photo collection?  Is it on or off the Wall?

2 comments

1 Michelle { 08.20.10 at 1:17 am }

What a wonderful reminder of how important a lactation consultant’s support is. :)

2 Máire Clements RN IBCLC { 08.20.10 at 11:38 am }

Thanks Michelle. It is my passion to support and empower breastfeeding mothers and their families. Your feedback here on the blog is very much appreciated by this nurse lactation consultant. :-)

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