Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Breastfeeding a newborn

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Some of those first nursing moments with Alrik:

breastfeeding newborn baby alrik just after birth in bed homebirth anb
Just after our home birth

breastfeeding newborn baby alrik anb
The bigger-than-his-head stage

newborn baby Alrik week 5 with mother breastfeeding on beach

newborn baby Alrik week 5 and mikko 4 years old with mother breastfeeding on beach

breastfeeding newborn baby alrik in car anb

breastfeeding newborn baby alrik while pretend driving car anb
Pretending to drive while nursing and swearing at other cars with my four-year-old unsecured in the seat beside me — let's watch this go viral and see all the reactions…

breastfeeding newborn baby alrik anb at round table pizza in seattle nip nursing in public
Returning to Round Table, the scene of my early labor

breastfeeding newborn baby alrik anb on water taxi in seattle with mikko m4yo nip nursing in public
Would you, could you, on a boat?

breastfeeding newborn baby alrik anb in life jacket on boat
Apparently I would & could — although I admit the life jacket made things a little tricky!

breastfeeding newborn baby alrik anb dressed as pirates with mikko m4yo
Breastfeeding a pirate baby. Arr!! (Would "Thar she blows" be entirely inappropriate?)

breastfeeding newborn baby alrik anb during fireworks show in seattle
Fourth-of-July fireworks can't faze a baby having nummies. (Psst: That's not my beer. Not that there's anything wrong with that.)

breastfeeding newborn baby alrik in mei tai babywearing anb nip nursing in public
Nursing on the go — yea for babywearing!

breastfeeding newborn baby alrik anb side-lying nursing in bed with mikko m4yo
Thank goodness (and the sleep deities) for side-lying nursing.

milk drunk newborn baby alrik anb after breastfeeding
Milk drunk baby, snapped with cell phone

tandem nursing baby newborn alrik and m4yo mikko breastfeeding
I'm finding it hard to get tandem nursing pictures that don't leave me feeling terribly exposed, but here's a start. Tandem nursing is kind of … interesting. Blog post to come!

newborn baby alrik wearing international breastfeeding symbol onesie with hands raised anb
Super Alrik is flying around the world promoting breastfeeding awareness, in the onesie I won from Inner Wolf Batik and Nursing Freedom.

newborn baby alrik wearing international breastfeeding symbol onesie with one arm raised anb
Viva la lactaciĆ³n!

You'll also love this week's photos on the topic of Pregnancy over at Natural Parents Network!

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Melanie said...

beautiful pics! My five month old is a total booby baby!

melissa said...

These are seriously stunning, Lauren! I love the tandem nursing photo <3

Run DMT said...

What sweet moments! Makes me want another baby. ;-)

sithyogini said...

i love the milk drunk baby. soo sweet

the grumbles said...

oh Lauren. you look so so so happy. and that makes ME happy. love.

Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama said...

Aww... it looks like you have such a special relationship already!

Adrienne said...

HAHA!! Love the captions, especially the last one. You are such a beautiful mama!

Amy said...

Love love love the driving, swearing, small child in front unsecured pic. Hilarious. All of these are so sweet and so encouraging -- babies should be able to eat anywhere! I admire you, it was difficult for me to feel comfortable (still) to nurse in public. Blessings.

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Amy @ Anktangle said...

Oh, I love these! The pirate outfits are perfect, and the one of you all in the car: hilarious! That onesie is so sweet, too...I might just have to get one of those! I'm also looking forward to reading your thoughts about your tandem nursing journey thus far.

Gaby @ Tmuffin said...

You have so many wonderful breastfeeding pics! I love the ones from when he was first born. There is nothing fresher or more glowing than a new mama breastfeeding her newborn. And the one in the car with you driving: hilarious!! And then the milky dribble one. Love love love that. That is the best face a newborn can make--the milky dribble face!

Momma Jorje said...

Visiting from Natural Parents Network!

OMG, love nursing pics! Viral Pic cracked me up! I was so tempted to post it to my FB and be all "Can you believe this woman?!" Ha! A lesson in paradigm shifts would surely follow!

I absolutely love the side-lying shot with Mikko looking on, so so sweet! And that tandem shot is priceless! You have to really hunt past the two kids to actually find breasts. (I hope that sounds as reassuring as I meant it.)

Betsy B. Honest said...

Awwww... beeeeyoutiful.

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Love, love, love the picture! And please do share your tandem experience! I wanted to try this too but has been getting and hearing negative feedback lately! :(

Melissa said...

These are beautiful photos! Viva la lactation totally cracked me up. :0)

Katie said...

Loooove me a milk drunk baby! Including the one on my lap as I type. ;)

Also: the road rage is priceless!

Sarah said...

Beautiful pictures! LOVE the captions!

Ana said...

Love it! Great pictures =)

Sylvia@MaMammalia said...

Not sure which I like best, the car shot or Viva la lactacion. Great collection!

Mommybug77 said...

love nursing pictures
new follower from hop
i am nursing again with my 4 month old, nursed my last child for 39 months

Nev said...

I looooove the last one! Have a similar one minus the cool onesie. :D


Good Girl Gone Green said...

Beautiful pictures. I love the drunk milk face...too cute!

Ashley said...

Aww I love these! I only shared a couple because I don't have any. I wish I could get some gorgeous pictures like what you have! The nursing time is such a short time overall and I miss nursing my first little man and know when my second is done someday I'll miss him nursing too!

melissa said...

Awesome photos! I LOVE the milk drunk baby one: I've seen a few of that face on my own babies!!! And I HATE tandem nursing at the same time~do you have any tips for making it more enjoyable?! Looking forward to that post!

Judy - said...

Wow - those are amazing photos!! I absolutely love them. I think the Pirate Mama is my favorite!

Kristin @ Intrepid Murmurings said...

Holy mackerel, I love them all! You have a lot of great nursing shots! Love your funny car one, and hooray hooray for the tandem nursing one, love it! I so know what you mean about getting one that's not super revealing -- it's pretty impossible, I've found. Oh well. Love this collection, thanks for sharing!

mamapoekie said...

gorgeous pics! thanks for linking up

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