I worked full time as a 5th grade math and science teacher when my first two children came along. Within those first two years, my husband and I sold our house, switched jobs, and moved to a new city. Life with 2 under 2 was definitely an adventure. Add to that the stress of work and moving, and let’s just say that the stress wasn’t kind to my body. The lack of sleep and poor nutrition didn’t help in keeping my body nourished, so while I nursed and pumped for my babies, each pumping session took its toll. I called consultants, I messaged friends, I power pumped, I spent hours feeding questions into google….but no matter what I did, I struggled to nurse.
I loved those moments with my kids (1 year with my daughter and 9 months with my son), but each day was a struggle to produce enough for them. It was my greatest desire to nurse them for a year and it was only with a lot of support that I came close to meeting those goals.
This time around with my third is a whole new story. I moved to Georgia and left my teaching job to pursue photography full time. Through this adventure I met lactation consultant, Charity and her sweet boys at our Black Breastfeeding Week event with The Latch Pad.
She has devoted her body and energy into nursing twins for almost 4 years. It was such an honor to capture these beautiful moments for her. Approaching their 4th birthday, she knows these precious moments are coming to an end and she wanted to celebrate her success with a photoshoot.
Congratulations Charity! You are an inspiration to mothers everywhere.
Next Day of Motherhood Mini Sessions with The Latch Pad will take place October 7, 2018! Spaces are limited so book today. Special swag bags for all mamas.
As a nursing mom of 3, it brings me a lot of joy to help support and celebrate women who choose to nurse their babies. Any new mother will tell you, that while it is a joy to nurse, those early days feel anything but natural. The rawness of your nipples and teaching a baby to latch while exhausted from middle of the night feedings leaves us all feeling a little vulnerable. In honor of Breastfeeding awareness month, I’ve been gifting a free breastfeeding mini session each week to Mamas in the Coweta County area. I have one more open week, if you’d like to grab a spot send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, baby’s age, and a picture of you and your little love.
Coming up at the end of the month, I’ve partnered with The Latch Pad to participate in the 6th annual Black Breastfeeding Week (August 25-31, 2018) here in Atlanta, GA. All participating mothers who purchase a breastfeeding mini session will receive gift bags with goodies from our sponsors! You can buy your tickets here.
The theme this year is #LoveOnTop because love encompasses parenthood from the early days of pregnancy to breastfeeding and nurturing others. This year we invite you to join your community to put Love on Top of it all !
I recently was asked, “Buuuuuut, if you support ALLLLL women, why specifically support black breastfeeding week?”
- I’ve supported ALL women by gifting free mini sessions to women regardless of age and ethnicity.
- While we may not like it, racial disparities in breastfeeding rates do exist and I want to be a part of change that helps all women succeed in feeling empowered to make the decision that best fits their lifestyle. That means educating and supporting the women who currently don’t have the support. Want to know more? You can read better detailed reasons here for why we need a black breastfeeding week.
Want to be a participate in our Breastfeeding minis? You can buy tickets here.
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