Christine Curry of Storyteller Photography writes:
“This is Ellie. She was born with hydrocephalus, a cleft palate and a myriad of other issues. Because of her condition, she was never able to naturally breast feed. But that didn’t stop Ellie’s mom, who wanted to give her all she could. You see, Teresa pumped her breast milk … every day.. for EVERY feed… for over a year to give to her daughter. Although Ellie could not suckle at the breast, she was still able to receive the best her mother had to offer.
Update No. 1: Ellie was released from feeding therapy. She has been learning to take solid food by mouth for the past few months. Her mother has been diligently practicing with her and she’s gaining sufficient weight. Her doctors and specialists will now be moving towards removing her G Tube altogether!
Update No. 2: here she is as a thriving two year-old!
Lilla Ban sent me this picture to share. I was taken back when I saw it. Not just because it’s gorgeous…a sweet baby, the lighting and breastfeeding, but because it perfectly captures those first few weeks of nursing. The boppy pillow, working on the latch, the way mom is holding her breast and the milk dripping down.
Yes, this is breastfeeding.
You can follow Lilla’s work here.
So, I get this email from a photographer and what does she tell me? That she takes pictures of newborns with their tattooed parents.
So I ask Jamie to send me some of her favorites, because I of course want to see them. I love our moms and dads with ink! Want to see too? Why not?! Here ya go!
Hope you enjoyed as much as I did and for more you can check out this and that.
Thank you to Jamie Siever Photography!
Here it is. The follow up from this awesome mom and Earthside Birth Photography! A big thanks to Ruthie for working hard on bringing our BWF Community inspiring quote pictures!
Babies touch the world with love…
To come…the pictures together with a new quote! Here it is!