Oh, the Places a Breastfeeding Family Goes! Part 8
We’re delighted to share pictures from a few of our readers showing where life has taken them over the past few months. What about you? Send your photos to Amy at email@example.com and tell us a little about your latest adventure with your nursling(s).
Danielle Smiley-Daniel, Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) from Hartford, Connecticut, tells us:
“I attend Trinidad and Tobago’s Carnival annually. It’s a time of year full of fun, confidence, and parading my sexiness. It’s amazing! This year I attended for the first year as a mother. My daughter, Geneva, was just four months old.
“In preparation to ‘play mas’, I knew I would at some point need to pump, but we are “on de road”, meaning there was no place to plug in a pump or private place to pump. A member of my Carnival crew (an OB/GYN) packed a manual breast pump for me, and another member of our crew (a male) threw it in his backpack so I could access it when needed.
“When we had our lunch stop, I really needed to pump. Instead of suggesting I go into a bathroom stall or take a long walk to find a private location to pump, my crew surrounded me. So much support and love!”
Jamie nurses her son, then 23 months, during a trip to Alaska. Here the pair takes a moment to rest and enjoy the scenery at Exit Glacier in Seward, Alaska.
Shelby’s husband, Tim, took this picture of Shelby with daughters Lilly, then 3 ½, and LuLu, then three months old, as the trio relaxed in the bathtub. Shelby writes: “I found La Leche League when Lilly was about eight weeks old and have been so thankful for the organization ever since.” Shelby lives with her family in Tumwater, Washington.
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