As a photographer, with a small public audience, I feel like it would be a wasted opportunity if I didn't use my skill, and forum, to show support to a cause I feel so passionate about. Breastfeeding, nursing, bonding with my babies was, for me a magical experience, not always easy, and not always fun, but always worth it.
In recent times there has been a surge in the media towards normalizing and promoting momma's nursing their babies. Support, information, and education outreach is growing, the stigma is lessening and more momma's are making the choice to nurse or pump and bottle feed their children.
In my own way I am hoping to help with this great cause. My nursing momma sessions are my way of showing the beauty, intimacy, and awesomeness that nursing and nourishing our babies is.
I am so excited to see and increase in momma's interested in these sessions, and more and more momma's are contacting me about my nursing mini sessions.
This momma was the recipient of my model call nursing session, she was beautiful and a good sport for my ideas. We tracked out into the woods behind my home and played on the rocks and in the water. She and her little guy were great, he stayed latched through all our transitions and played his role of nursing baby like a pro!
Thank you momma for your time!
Please enjoy some of my favorites from her session, and if any of you local mommas or mommas to be need breastfeeding help or resources please contact the local La Leche League or even our great organization http://www.womanspacerolla.com for info and support.
Kandi Woessner is a momma to three, wife to one amazing man, photographer to many. She loves capturing the bitter sweetness of pregnancy, birth, and infancy. Kandi lives in St. James, works in Rolla, but will travel to the surrounding areas to photograph as well.