Posts Tagged ‘instincts’

Silent Saturday: The First Time I Ever Nursed in Public

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Five and a half years ago this picture was taken unbeknownst to me by my mom. It was the very first time I ever nursed my son in public. Initially I had some reservations about nursing in public; however once I did it, I realized it was not a big deal (thanks mom for the encouragement!). When my mom showed me this photo afterwards, I thought it was kind of silly that she took a picture of what at the time seemed like such an “anti-climatic” moment. Although now I am feeling extra grateful to have this picture!

La Leche League promotes the idea of mothering through breastfeeding. For me the moment captured in this photograph depicts just that…letting go of fear/judgement/anxiety and simply allowing my own child’s needs to guide my mothering instincts. It’s something I have struggled with lately and am thankful to have found this photo to serve as a reminder.