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Submit your breastfeeding beyond infancy images to Mothering's new slideshow!

Melanie Mayo's Avatar Melanie Mayo (TS)
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nursing.jpegCurled up in warm snuggles, many of us have and will breastfeed our little ones well past infancy and into childhood. The topic may cause quite a stir in mainstream media (note Time's new cover of a mom nursing her three-year-old) but Mothering has long been publishing articles and images showcasing Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy with the simple intent of offering support and inspiration for moms on their beautiful breastfeeding journeys. 

 

To showcase the beauty of Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy Mothering will be compiling a slideshow of images of women breastfeeding children older than one year.

 

To be included in the slideshow please post an image of yourself breastfeeding your child in this thread before June 1st.

 

We are very thankful for the many beautiful photographs that have been shared thus far and look forward to including them. We would, however, like to complete this project with a more accurate sampling of our diverse community. Because the slideshow will consist of user submitted images only, we are asking all of you to please contribute your photos to make sure we are representing women of color, LGBT families, single parents, teen parents and other generally underrepresented mamas. We have extended the deadline in the hopes of receiving more photos that fill this need.

 

Please know that Mothering may publish the photos elsewhere on the site or on Mothering's social media network pages (Facebook, Pinterest, etc.) so if you prefer to not have your photo featured by Mothering outside of this thread and slideshow please place that statement at the bottom of your post. All images without this statement will be considered for use editorially on the Mothering site and for possible feature "cover" photographs on Mothering's facebook page without further notice to you.

 

Please note: if you are not a member you may not see the "reply" button--you will need to sign up as a member to post first. Some images are held for moderation by our system--this is automatic and all will be approved by our team as quickly as possible. If you do not see your image as posted please check by later. 

 

Thanks everyone!!


kfranklin926's Avatar kfranklin926
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edited 2 action.jpg Nursing my almost 13 month old.


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Justine Julian's Avatar Justine Julian
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Nursing 21 month old Tillie a few days before her baby brother was born.

 

 

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Justine Julian's Avatar Justine Julian
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Nursing 19 month old Lazlo a few days after finding out I was expecting baby #6


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Can't remember exactly how old they were here...but my girls are 15 months apart. I'm thinking Lucy was 26 months and Junie was 11 months.

 

 

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april 15, 2010

nursing on the morning on her second birthday.

nursed her until she was 3.

still nursing her 28 month old brother.

 

 

 

 

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My little Owen in Breastfeeding Bliss!  


Justine Julian's Avatar Justine Julian
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Tandem nursing 4 year old Tillie and 2 year old Lazlo while pregnant with baby #6


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january 2010, with my radiant trio

tandem nursing my newborn and 20 month old <3

 

 

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Nursing my 18 month old.
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double1.jpg  Here I am BFing my 3 and a half yo bio daughter while bottlefeeding my 3 week old Foster son(it was illegal for me to BF him though I did anyways for a time).


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My little nursling Owen Michael.  Having a drink after a long day at the office!  :)


Whozat's Avatar Whozat
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You may use any of these photos of me and my daughter, Ellie. She is now 3 1/2 and showing no signs of weaning any time soon.

 

Thanks so much for doing this!

 

 

 

Almost three years old, in recovery after having some dental work done under general anesthesia.

 

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Three years old, stunt nursing.  

 

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Three years old, nursing through a tummy virus.

 

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Whozat's Avatar Whozat
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Almost three years old, in recovery after having some dental work done under general anesthesia.

 

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Three years old, stunt nursing.  

 

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Three years old, nursing through a tummy virus.

 

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309951_10150369713379319_563374318_10066797_5588324_n.jpgMy almost 3 yo nurrsing :)


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This is Ava in 2007 when she was just about 2 years old.

This is Ava in 2007 when she was almost two years old


DrCSB's Avatar DrCSB
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Breastfeeding my beautiful 20-month-old son--on a bus!


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my daughter age 3 and my son age 5 months tandem nursing
 


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Rowan nursing at 2.5 while I labored with his brother Alden who was born a few hours later : ) Now I am happily tandem nursing Rowan 3 and Alden 5 months 


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Nursing my 18 month old daughter on a ride at Disney World; still nursing her and she is 24 months


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Leonardo gazing up with love while nursing at 15 months

 

Leonardo gazing up with love while nursing at 15 months


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Jan 24 2012 093.JPGDenton, aged 17 months having an early morning nurse/snuggle


Megan Crown's Avatar Megan Crown
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Here are a couple with my daughter when she was 24 months and 26 months old.

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My daughter, age 22 months and my son 3 days old - tandem nursingIMG_1540.JPG

My daughter - the mini Terminator

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Ruth Golden's Avatar Ruth Golden
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Just minutes after my daughter was born in 1984, she latched on to nurse for the first time. Her older brother, almost 3, nursed on the other side and held her hand. They have always been extremely close.


Beth Higley's Avatar Beth Higley
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After 16 weeks of painfully nursing due to a posterior tongue tie, vasospasams, and 4 battles with mastitis including and baseball size abscess, I was AND still am able to nurse my baby blissfully. This is the most empowering thing I have ever accomplished. Lulu and I.
 



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