When Delaney was six months old I asked my cousin, a professional photographer, to take photos of me breastfeeding her. Before Delaney was born I knew I wanted to breastfeed but I had no idea how special the experience would be and how much I would cherish the special bonding time it brought to our relationship. I wanted to remember every detail of the wonderful experience of feeding my daughter and I wanted to be able to share it with her, visually, one day. The photos below are just a few from that photo session and I'm proud to share them here. There is nothing sexual or titillating about breastfeeding a child. It shocks me that in this day and age there are still people who have the audacity to say that something this natural, this nutritive, this beneficial is anything other than a beautiful gift from God.
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