Erin & Bridie(4months)
“I haven’t always felt comfortable breastfeeding in public. At times I would find it embarrassing, awkward, or isolating.
“Often, with my first baby I would avoid feeding in public altogether. However, I quickly realised that this was not best for me or my baby.”
But, the more I feed in public, the more confident I feel.
I love being able to provide my baby with perfect milk that my body made especially for her. I love the closeness I feel to her while feeding, and her milky smiles & full tummy after a feed. It feels natural, easy & beautiful but it has been really hard at times too.
“I believe most women want to breastfeed their babies but many don’t because it can be really, really hard at times.”
I am proud that I can breastfeed my baby. It is empowering knowing that I can meet my baby’s nutritional needs wherever I go. I also know that my public feeding will support other women to feel confident to do the same.
One of my favourite things about feeding my baby in public is the knowing smiles & supportive glances of other mothers or women passing by.
“I have always loved this quote by Pamela K Wiggins: “Breastfeeding is a mother’s gift to herself, her baby and the earth.””
I wanted to participate in the Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project to show my support to all women in their ability and right to breastfeed their babies. I loved sharing this experience with like minded women and am so happy to have these images as a record of my precious time breastfeeding my baby.”
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