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#1 FeralFerretOfDoom

Posted 14 March 2011 - 09:03 AM

After posting a photo of me BF in the "what do real women look like" thread, it made me think how lovely it would be to celebrate the beauty of breastfeeding by sharing our photos.

I'll start the ball rolling with these...

DS supervising me feeding DD on the day we brought her home from hospital

Mummy's eye view feeding DD @ 3 months old

DS all tuckered out after his feed - 3 weeks old (but still 2 weeks to go til he was due to be born  original.gif )

Please note that your photos need to be sized less than 450 wide.

Edited by FelineFerretOfDoom, 19 January 2012 - 04:45 PM.
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#2 deejie

Posted 14 March 2011 - 12:28 PM

What a wonderful thread wub.gif
I wish I had photos to share. I have been feeding for 20m and don't have *any* pics of DS feeding. DH won't take one (he doesn't understand why I would like to have one) and when I try to take pictures myself, DS pops off and tries to grab the camera biggrin.gif

#3 Orangedrops

Posted 14 March 2011 - 12:34 PM

This is me breastfeeding my DD on her 2nd birthday  biggrin.gif

Djie that is really mean and disrespectful of your DH, make sure you get someone to take a photo. They are such precious memories.

Edited by nutsabouthazel, 14 March 2011 - 12:35 PM.

#4 charlie23

Posted 14 March 2011 - 12:47 PM

My only bf'ing pic with DD sad.gif
(we didn't make it past day 8 with bf'ing due to severely cracked / bleeding nipples)

This pic was a 11 days before his first birthday.
(DS is still a boobie boy at 2yrs and 5months old!)

Edited by charlie23, 14 March 2011 - 01:35 PM.

#5 R2B2

Posted 14 March 2011 - 12:50 PM

Such a beautiful thread! DH snapped one the other day biggrin.gif will go look for it now original.gif
Precious moments  wub.gif

#6 LisaMaree82

Posted 14 March 2011 - 12:54 PM

I have one of me feeding my newborn and my 2.5 yr old, it is lovely.  

And of course there is the one where I tried to get up and walk away and two yr old DD didn't detatch lol.

#7 CountryBumpkin

Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:03 PM

DS3's first breastfeed.. he self weaned at 17.5 months original.gif


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#8 R2B2

Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:05 PM


Edited by *SparklingWiggles*, 26 July 2011 - 07:27 AM.
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#9 ~Mintie~

Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:07 PM

I only have one, and it's cropped so you can't see me lol.
DS at 5 weeks

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#10 R2B2

Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:09 PM


Edited by *SparklingWiggles*, 26 July 2011 - 07:28 AM.
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#11 Bel Rowley

Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:17 PM

This isn't a great photo but it is very special to me. DS almost died shortly after he was born, he was rushed off to the NICU and I wasn't able to cuddle him and have the skin on skin time I wanted. He spent most of his first day on various monitors with tubes everywhere. Finally at 15 hours old I was able to give him his first breastfeed, and he took to it amazingly well, I was so relieved. A few hours earlier I wasn't sure if I'd ever get a chance to feed him.


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#12 R2B2

Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:31 PM

Thats gorgeous Blondibear. Very precious moment. Sorry to hear about your little ones rough start. hes a cutie.

#13 mumto4monkeys

Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:34 PM

this is so beautiful!

I dont think I have any either. sad.gif

#14 Riotproof

Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:35 PM

QUOTE (*SparklingWiggles* @ 14/03/2011, 02:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thats gorgeous Blondibear. Very precious moment. Sorry to hear about your little ones rough start. hes a cutie.

Such a beautiful thread.

I'm not sure I have one. Will have to have a look.

#15 goldimouse

Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:51 PM

These two are of the same feed - I just love how blissed out she is. She's about two months old here I think... my favourite thing is that she's drinking with her pinkies out - such a little lady! laughing2.gif

These last two I love just because this is how we so often did it - wherever I was at the time, we'd just stop and have what I ended up calling a "milk cuddle" wub.gif

I don't have any photos of me feeding her when she's older. Only just realised that.

It's abundantly clear from looking at these photos that I didn't bother doing my hair for about six months after DD was born LOL

Edited by Robbie, 14 March 2011 - 03:47 PM.

#16 nayjay

Posted 14 March 2011 - 02:03 PM

wub.gif   So many precious moments.  This is one when DS3 was about 7-8mth old.  He was born at 32 wks and it was a very long battle to breastfeed but we overcome all the hurdles and he breastfed until 23mth.  His big sister is kissing him on the head.


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#17 sparassidae

Posted 14 March 2011 - 02:12 PM

I've been bfeeding pretty much continuously for over 11 years and have hardly any photos of it. I think because most of that time was pre digital camera, so the chances of having a roll in the camera was slim on an average week, plus of course the fact that breastfeeding is (although very special) just "part of everyday". Not unique (like a holiday destination) or once in a lifetime (like wedding).

Anyway, after those musings, here are my favs:

3yo DD#3

Tandem 3yo DD#3 and maybe 6 month old DS#2

That one was a deliberate photo taken because I realised I was coming to the end of my tandem feeding time (my limit for bfeeding is 4 yrs) and so far I didn't have a single photo, after all those years and children combinations  ohmy.gif

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#18 LisaMaree82

Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:03 PM


#19 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:12 PM

Such beautiful pictures.

#20 raven74

Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:13 PM

Sparassidae, that would have to be the most beautiful BF pic I have ever seen  wub.gif

#21 Amber88

Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:14 PM

Love this thread! I'm going to try take a pic later to share.

#22 niggles

Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:21 PM

I took this one myself after DD fell asleep during a feed one day.
She wasn't doing that much anymore so I wanted a record of that utter contentment on her face.

#23 gizboo

Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:25 PM

DD2, brand new. wub.gif
We were separated for about an hour after the c/s, but had skin to skin (again) straight away back on the ward. Apparently she screamed the place down with her dad cuddling her until I got there.


#24 lucky 2

Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:30 PM

This is a beautiful thread wub.gif .
I have very few as I was in the middle of anxiety and depression and no one around me thought to take photos. Ridiculous when I consider how passionate I am about bfing and love to see it.
So don't forget to have someone help out with some.
At work I have been known to take photo's (with permission of course and usually with mum's mobile phone) of mums and bubs bfing in case they didn't have any.

Do you want the thread to be pinned, or would that be too much exposure (pardon the pun)!

#25 Cluckster

Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:31 PM

In 2007; DS was 8 weeks old.


Feeding to sleep through the cot bars:


At nearly 2yo:

And this one just because my boobs have never looked so magnificent:


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