Tanya asked me to capture something special for her of Thegn and her as she breastfed to remember this special time in their lives. And then we took a few more photos with most ofÂ theÂ other children .
“I love the feeling of nurturing my newborn babes, as soon as they are born the instinct to feed and be fed is very strong for both mother and baby. I think as creatures of modern society mothers can find breastfeeding difficult to pursue for any longer than a few months (if that). As I had more children I found extended breastfeeding so easy and relaxing, it became my out from the rush that parenting can be. My youngest is 2 and he and I have a very strong breastfeeding relationship. He feeds for many different reasons, comfort, hunger, boredom and to put himself to sleep. I love sitting quietly with him, running my fingers through his curly hair and watching his little eyes grow heavy as he is comforted by being held safely by his mother. I know there will come a day when I will look back on this time and I will miss the bonding one-on-one time that comes with breastfeeding children.” Tanya
(You may remember Thegn from his birth that I documented https://vimeo.com/54427007 )