Breastfeeding: A Labor of Love

Breastfeeding: A Labor of Love

Breastfeeding truly is a labor of love.  Especially at first, there is nothing easy about it... Being that it is a woman's God given ability, you'd think it would come naturally... not always.  It takes determination, persistence, patience, practice on both mom and baby's part, and a whole lotta love... and that's when everything is working the way it should... Add in infections, tongue ties, low milk supply, pain, and exhaustion of a new mommy, and it takes even more.  This gorgeous momma persisted through several hurdles and I was so honored to capture these moments.  It is difficult to describe, and unless you are a breastfeeding momma yourself, difficult to understand... There is an unparalleled connection and bond that comes from providing nourishment from your body to a helpless little life that you, yourself, had a part in creating... Not to mention the countless silent, private cuddles and snuggles that come with. <3