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Let’s Talk About: Breastfeeding Photos

Elena Petzold

Posted on October 22 2014

Last week was tough. But it’s only Tuesday of THIS week and my spirits have been renewed with some special photos that I just received in the [e-]mail. You see, ever since my little one bit me at 7 months old [with teeth and yes, there was blood], I have been struggling with breastfeeding. To be honest, right after the bite, I didn’t know if we’d make it much longer; the pain was bad and my recovery took almost 2 weeks. The bite alone was enough of an incident that’s it’s worthy of it’s own blog post which will eventually come at a later date but, for now, I wanted to celebrate that I had made it to at least 7 months with my baby so I asked a photographer friend, Sandy (over at Red Lotus Photography), if she could do a breastfeeding photoshoot for me. I really wanted to honor myself and this special time that I have with my baby and remind myself, no matter how far we make it, that I was able to do this with my little one:

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What do you think? I know I’m IN LOVE with these photos – and I’m so happy I set aside the time and made the investment to have these pictures for myself and my family. I never did a breastfeeding photoshoot with my first child – I also barely left my house when he was born and never nursed in public without a cover  – things I do now both as I’ve gained confidence and experience over the years and mostly because of necessity. But every time I look at these photos, my heart beats a little faster. [Thank you Sandy!]

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