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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

This is What Toddler Nursing Looks Like

Top Hat is having a blog carnival on Toddler nursing. The majority of breastfeeding photos we see (if we are lucky to see any) are of newborns. Her idea is a carnival to share toddler breastfeeding photos. She has inspired me to dig through my files. I didn't take many photos when my first son was a breastfeeding newborn. I didn't think to. But by the second baby I made sure we had plenty. Many of you have seen these photos and if I had a nursing toddler I would take brand new photos on a regular basis.

This was at a breastfeeding task force meeting. Looks like we were having a carnival in real life. I think Mary Rainer took this photo.

Tub time.

My favorite photo of nursing a toddler in a sling. Lisa Bell took this photo.

This is a nursing sea creature.

Bernadette Clark took this photo. Scott was just nursing as we were chatting. The older kids were playing all around us.
Nursing works great on vacation. This is Brastown Ball in Georgia. We just climbed to the peak. This is Scott.

This is at the Beach near where I live now. David and I matched!

Finally... this is what tandem nursing looks like.

It makes me want to do a post on favorite toddler breastfeeding photos that I have taken of other mothers and toddlers.

More Carnival Posts (updated throughout the day)

Mallory's The Joys, Humor, and Struggles of Nursing a Toddler

Seagal's This is What Nursing a Toddler Looks Like

Melissa's Nursing A (and Around A) Toddler Creates Cute Stories

Destiny's I Never Thought I'd Nurse a Toddler

Brightonwoman's Nursing an [Older] Toddler

PhDinParenting's Nursing a Toddler in a Ring Sling

Melodie's Pros and Cons of Breastfeeding a Toddler

Sam's My Nursing Toddler Story

Apple Core's Breastfeeding Toddler Photos

Threegirlpileup's This is What Nursing a Toddler Looks Like

Alisa's A Breastfeeding Toddler's Photoshoot

Hobo Mama's Carrnival Round Up

FatSingleMama Toddler Breastfeeding

Sustainable Mothering

Did I leave anyone off?


TopHat said...

I've never nursed a sea monster before! Maybe someday...

Cute pictures.

Anonymous said...

I love this one:

Because all I can think is that Michelangelo perfectly captured the look on her face that says "oh, I would rather be anywhere but here" as her toddler is trying to get down, etc. It's a perfect refutation to the whole argument on "she's doing this for HER"...I don't THINK SO!!!

Lauren said...

It's neat that you have these pictures to remember the boys when they were nursing as tots! This inspires me to collect more pictures of my tot at the breast.

Melodie said...

You have so many great photos! Thanks for sharing them!

Becky R said...

I was single (still am) while my son nursed, so I don't have any pics, but I wish I did. Still the memories are sweet.

Linds said...

Thank you for sharing these, they are an encouragement to me. This is my first time (second child) nursing a toddler and most people I know just ask me when I'm going to be done nursing and look at me strange. These pictures make me laugh because I can relate and give me encouragement to keep going. Thank you!

KMDuff said...

What lovely inspirational pictures! love the links full of pictures too! Very inspirational.

Wife to the Rockstar said...

Hmmm. I will have to see what photos I have! Thanks for the GREAT post.

vahnee said...

OMG, the sea creature nursing is adorable!

anastasiadenton said...

Have you see or ? Both are by the same artist, Heather, who is also an uber mom! She may be a little "extreme" for some, but I find that necesssary. The squeaky wheels get the grease so to speak, which IS why nursing in public is becoming more common. (& not the "unholy" thing I am doing "to" my 18 month old in FL last winter, sheesh)

An extremist "ap" mom but A lovely "friend" when the going gets tough! And isn't that what we all need? just my 2 cents (in Euro, lol)

Sarah Heckman said...

The sea monster picture pulled up on my Google search of this verse: “Even the sea monsters draw out the breast, they give suck to their young ones: the daughter of my people is become cruel, like the ostriches in the wilderness.”
‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭4:3‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Lol! Good job, mama! Nurse on!

Denise Punger said...

That is interesting. Thanks for sharing that Sarah!
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