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Breastfeeding...just because

Do you ever poke around on flickr? Most of the pictures I use for posts on this blog are from flickr creative commons photos. I love the beautiful imagery that people make available for public use. In particular, because I think the world needs more breastfeeding imagery, I always like to find beautiful breastfeeding pictures to go along with my content. So today, I'll share a few just because. Enjoy.

Source: various brennemans on flickr

Source: Tareq Salahuddin on flickr

Source: Ben Klocek on flickr

Source: Christy Scherrer on flickr
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Reader Comments (12)

i did a year long photo project of my little guys first year. so there are more than a few bfing photos. this one was the first, and if you read the text, a pretty good feel for the first weeks of babyhood;).

September 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterangela

Gorgeous photo!!!

September 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMo

Lovely - you the right, the world does need more breastfeeding images.

September 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Made me smile! Thanks!

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterColleen P

Beautiful images! I recently had a breastfeeding photoshoot done for a local breastfeeding calendar project. Here is a post in which I included a couple of the images:
Yay for breastfeeding!

September 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterWholesome Mama

Beautiful! =)

September 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

That's what I was thinking! Thanks for the smile.

September 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLauren @ Hobo Mama

These are beautiful. But not everyone looks this beautiful or graceful breastfeeding. I'm know I don't. Lets see some not so flattering pictures and show the reality that breast is best but not always beautiful.

September 18, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercari

What a lovely collection of photos.

My mum and I have taken a few everyday photos of me breastfeeding my daughter, often out and about. I want them to be a visible part of our family history.

My absolute favourite is one from when she is 3 days old. It is a close up of her on my breast with her hand gently resting on my breast in it's favourite position that day...with just the middle finger up. The reason I love it? It pretty much sums up how we felt towards the medical staff that day - they did everything in their power to sabotage our breastfeeding success and that was the day they cornered me and told me I was giving her brain damage if I didn't give her formula. Luckily we followed my daughters lead and told them where they could stick their formula.

Over 2 years later and we are still breastfeeding and if she has any form of brain damage then she must have been a freaking genius to begin with as she's well ahead of her peers in most areas.

September 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

That first one is so lovely! We have so many photos of our son nursing. As the previous poster said, I want them to be something he can look back at when he is older. And I also want to capture the visual memory for myself too!

September 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterClaire

Love these! Thanks for the flickr idea. I used to look at breastfeeding pictures from Pinterest lately.

September 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarol @ The Lazy Mama

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