My Beautiful Body (Anonymous)

My body has created a safe and warm environment for 2 healthy babies. My beautiful body continued to provide nourishment for my children after each of them were born. My amazing breasts have provided wonderful milk for over 22 months. I am currently still nursing my 16 month old son, whose main source of nutrition is still through my breastmilk. I have more self esteem now than I ever have due to my success as a mother, my strength as an individual, and my passion for the work I do. As a doula and a lactation counselor, I know many women have issues with self-confidence. Not only with their bodies, but also with their ability to speak up for themselves and advocate for their families. I encourage all women to embrace their beauty. I believe that all women should feel confident and empowered through their birth and breastfeeding experience. I also wish for every woman to know and understand that her powerful body is all the more beautiful for it’s every accomplishment.


10 thoughts on “My Beautiful Body (Anonymous)

  • Monday, April 7, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Such sweet photos! You and your little one are beautiful. And hooray for long-term breastfeeding!

  • Monday, April 7, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    These photos automatically brought a smile to my face. I love photos of toddlers nursing. I am also nursing my 16 month old! :D She does the same thing if I hold her with my shirt off. She tries to get a snack. ;) I’d love to be an LC some day. Mine was invaluable. She was wonderful!

  • Monday, April 7, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    oh my! that first pic is the most beautiful pic i have ever seen on this site. it is a perfect representation of the love and closeness between a breastfeeding mother and child. it is truly breathtaking.

  • Monday, April 7, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    I am pretty sure these aren’t pictures, but “art” instead.

    You’re beautiful.

  • Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 8:24 am

    I breastfed my daughter tilll she stopped herself which was when she was 16 months.I am now breastfeeding my son till he decides to stop. on occasion my little girl 25 months now comes in wanting a “nun num” (nunmnum is what she called my breast.I
    love these babies
    Your pictures made me smile!

  • Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    THe first photo brought back a flood of memories from when I breastfed both my children.

    You rock!

  • Tuesday, April 8, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    So beautiful. I commend all mothers who have to strenght and commitment to breastfeed longterm. I could only do up to 3 months.

  • Sunday, April 13, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    Wonderful story thanks for sharing, pregnacy has true beauty

  • Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Is that a little red head i see? I love it my son is a red head too. I always love to see others. I had to look twice at that bottom picture it looks just like me and him! Way to go on the breastfeeding. I just stopped brestfeeding my son at 19 months. I only quit because he still sleeps in bed with me and my husband and wanted to nurse all night and i wasn’t getting ANY sleep.

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