Breastfeeding is amazing and I absolutely loved it. Well, once it got easier, of course. I loved hearing my baby call for me, I loved getting a perfect latch, and I loved watching him nurse and fall asleep. I loved everything about our bond together and, to my surprise, I loved taking photos while nursing. Taking photos during your breastfeeding journey is an absolute must, in my opinion. Capturing those delicate and lovely moments was one of my favorite parts of nursing. Breastfeeding made me feel so powerful, so strong, and like a true badass, and there's nothing like immortalizing that feeling.
I couldn't breastfeed my firstborn. She was a stubborn little kid who refused to latch no matter how hard I tried, and I didn't really have a lot of milk. As a result, I ended up exclusively pumping, which was a true drag. My second baby, however, latched on like a champ. After the initial struggle and painful latches, I was able to successfully breastfeeding him and it was awesome. I never realized how amazing breastfeeding is. I never understood this breastfeeding "bond" everyone referred to. But when my son successfully latched on and started nursing, I fell in love with the process.
I'm sure that I'm not all that different from the millions of other moms who take hundreds of photos of their babies. When my kids were first born, I took their photos non-stop because I just knew every moment had to be captured. But nursing photos were still some of my favorites. I asked my husband to take a few of me while I was nursing, too, because you can only take so many selfies. On that note, make sure you take the following photos during your breastfeeding journey: