Well this is a bit telling. The fact my last post was April 15 2014… I wasn’t ready, I couldn’t handle it and I struggled until this point. My original dream of being a Lactation Consultant was temporarily set back by the fact I couldn’t see another mum feeding without being upset… Slight problem when that is the whole point of your job! My need to help people¬†in these situations was set back because of my emotions towards these situations.

Being World Breastfeeding Week I wanted to share the ways in which babies are nourished. This meant opening up and being a little brave. I was scared to post this, I certainly didn’t wait people I know seeing it and yet here we are. Maybe its to heal me, maybe it might help you. Either way my blog starts here…

Now Mummas, this one is bitter-sweet for me. I debated whether to post or not. This is not Dash, but my first son L. This was from a darker time. A time surrounded in storm clouds and hiding away.

This photoshoot happened the day after a particularly stressful week long ‘holiday’ away with a group of friends. I didn’t realize at the time of course that this kind of sad and anxious was very NOT ok, not normal, and needed help. It would be a long time (maybe up to a year later!) that I would get the help I so desperately needed. Something I will be forever grateful to Mr Breast Dressed for, even when he is an ass.

I never got my pregnancy shoot, my birthing shoot or my newborn shoot. This was my chance to get the photos I thought would fix everything. Fix me.

While all the photos were absolutely amazing and I will treasure them, this was the one that truly captured my world. L’s whole feeding journey was exhausting but I NEEDED to continue as long as I possibly could, for my sanity so I thought. Or maybe this is part of what took it.

This is my first baby boy, this is my first breastfeeding picture and this is a constant reminder of the power of perseverance… and pure, utter stubbornness!¬†Photo credit Kelly Champion Photography

Mummas Beyond Blue and PANDA are awesome resources. Be brave. Be true to your feels. Use them.
  • Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636
    • https://www.beyondblue.org.au
  • PANDA: 1300 726 306
    • https://www.panda.org.au/

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