Self Portrait - month 9 | August

Self portrait month 9. August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week. It's a journey.


Before we were getting out of the door to go celebrate my birthday last Sunday, I stopped everything and answered to my daughter's request to: "mamaee" (long story short, that's how she calls me, and also how she calls "to nurse"). It is breastfeeding week, after all, and despite all the works to make this journey come to an end, life is short and one day breastfeeding will be far, far away in our past.

I set the camera up on the sewing machine table and ran with her in my arms to sit on the couch where that gorgeous light was coming from. Then we would run back to check on the camera. She was confused at first, but after the second time, she was looking forward to see both of us on the back of the camera. As we ran and set down one more time, she just stayed there and talked with me, pointing and describing everything she could see. So, I stayed there for a while, listening to all she had to say, without rushing back to check the back of the camera. She nursed one more time. When she was done, we went to check the back of the camera for the last time. It was the perfect shot. We captured the sweetest moment.

At 19 months, we are coming to an end of our breastfeeding journey and I can't say it was always beautiful. It was painful and scary at times. Motherhood is a painful and scary journey, and also so beautiful. 

Today we wrap up the World Breastfeeding Week of 2018. Let's not forget that fed is best. Motherhood is already too hard. Let's be supportive of one another and celebrate all mothers today (and everyday) :) 


Here we are, breastfeeding for 19 months and I can see the end approaching. It's bitter sweet. Where are you in your journey? I would love to learn about your journey :)








Here we are, breastfeeding for 19 months and I can see the end approaching. It's bitter sweet. Where are you in your journey? I would love to learn about your journey :)

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