A few weeks ago we were atop a peak in the Crazy Mountains, a range near Livingston MT. After a fairly grueling hike up, I popped Eva out of the backpack and started breastfeeding at 10,000 feet. My husband snapped a picture, and we laughed envisioning that,when a little older, Eva will think she was a pretty extreme baby. On the way down trail, we started to thinking. I have B-Fed Eva in quite a few ‘unique’ places, atop Montana divides, during graduate school classes, floating the Yellowstone river, on the farm, at our wedding, hiking, while processing soil samples in the lab (thanks to Maya wrap). Many of these moments, have been documented on a digital camera. Some photos are funny, others touching. I thought how fun it could be to start a website where moms posted photos of themselves breastfeeding in all sorts of interesting places, in their everyday lives, or traveling. As we all know, the US needs to come a long way before breastfeeding is really socially acceptable (I still get the occasional scornful look at a restaurant). Maybe it would encourage moms to get out and enjoy life instead of scheduling all the details. Eva feeds and sleeps whenever she likes, and my husband get to enjoy all sorts of outdoor recreation without time-limits.
Does anyone have any further thoughts or ideas? Names for the site? Interesting breastfeeding pictures of their own? I’d love to expand the site further, and have heaps of ideas… but I’d like to hear yours. Feel free to e-mail at [email protected]
or post a reply on this forum.
Thanks to all who read this, Erica.