August is breast feeding awareness month, and for many of us, it is the first gift we can give our children. I am a mother to four beautiful children, and having this special bond with them has meant the world to me. Breast feeding is a very deep personal choice, it takes hard work and dedication to succeed. My daughter Ainsley has made it a rewarding choice!
There is not just one right way to nourish your child, so I give props to all my mommies who choose to formula feed or breast feed!
However this blog post is dedicated purely to breastfeeding momma's~!!!
And I have some amazing guest bloggers....and some little surprises along the way-so may sure you pay attention!!!
My first guest is Lexi of "3rd Day Photography":
I feel breastfeeding is an important bond between mother and child that is unlike any other in the world. It is a beautifully painful and rewarding commitment that we, as mother's make for our children and our families. Aside from the well known health benefits for mother and child, breastfeeding is natural and is a blessing to be able to share with your child/ren for as long as you are able. I believe it's the very first gift we give our children after we bring them into this world. The strongest, healthiest start to their tiny little lives and very possibly the first step in an unbreakable bond that only grows to make a mother's heart swell with pride and joy. It is, by far one of the most rewarding things I've done for my family thus far and I look forward to a long term breastfeeding relationship with my own daughter. Being able to capture and share some of these feelings on film is near and dear to my heart and I feel every mother should have this memory preserved by way of a beautiful image.
Lexi is an amazing mother and photographer located in Denver, Colorado!
Find her on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/3rdDayPhotography
Next up is Natalie of "Natalie Bee Photography":
Not only as a photographer, but a mother as well, I believe that breastfeeding is nature at it's finest. I understand that it is a complicated, and heavily debated issue, especially over the more recent years, but it's not the concept of simply breastfeeding, but a formula versus breastfeeding battle.