This Friday August 1st begins World Breastfeeding Week 2014. The last 2 weeks I've been getting together with mamas participating in the breastfeeding awareness project after I announced my model call. It's been SO great meeting different breastfeeding mommies and sharing stories about our journeys. One of my favorite things has been just chilling after the sessions and swapping stories about our favorite baby carriers, cloth diapers, and what's for dinner. It's been amazing to see how this project has already encouraged so many people and I'm excited for the images I've taken and of all the photographers participating to flood the social media newsfeeds! Last week after a session, it was especially interesting while ordering a coffee to go. I was talking to my sister about the project while in line, and upon going to pay for my coffee, the barista tells me it's been paid for already. I didn't realize the woman in front of me was overhearing my conversation, and she then tells me that when she nursed her children over 20 years ago, she wished she had that social acceptance. She didn't have a support group and was one of those moms that thought she had to hide in a bathroom stall at a restaurant to nourish her child. She thanked me for what I was doing and told me to enjoy my coffee :) I was so humbled by her thoughtfulness. Thank you.
Myself, a friend, and a new mommy friend I met at the park. This was an impromptu BYOB (bring your own boobie) picnic...I crack myself up sometimes ;)
Lily at Lilyta Photography