11 Candid Photos Ode to Normalizing Black Breastfeeding Week

Last week, I planned to capture professional quality self-portraits for Black Breastfeeding Week to share on social media. However, the convenience of smart phone photography was unbeatable and I challenged myself to only use my mobile phone for this series due to many external factors, like my kids going back to school, my toddler never giving me a moment to sit at my computer, and just the normal exhaustion that comes from this beautiful life called motherhood.

Below are candid moments, from my life behind the scenes, that show what breastfeeding looks like for us at this point time. Breastfeeding a toddler is challenging to say the very least. We still nurse on demand even though he is eating 3 meals and 3 snacks a day. From distractions of toys and tv, to the excruciating pain of teething, our diverse variation of normal changes throughout the day!

I focused on capturing moments that I usually would never attempt because of the level of difficulty to properly setup my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to display my image the way I would prefer it if I were using my camera. The images have only been lightly edited with apps on my phone my phone. The images show black breastfeeding on the go, between my normal activities amidst a very busy schedule.

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All images are copyrighted Vanessa A. Simmons Candid Perspective Photography and are in chronological order over this past weekend from Friday August 21st, until yesterday August 24th.

Ps. To any cars seat educators, I have since been notified that my son’s seat needs to be rear-facing. He is turned around for this image, specifically. Please do not leave unrelated comments on this post. Thanks in advance!

 

Vanessa Simmons Normalize Breastfeeding Candid Perspective Photography

Husband drives, even though I am dropping him off, allowing me to pump in transit.

 

Vanessa Simmons Normalize Breastfeeding Candid Perspective Photography

Latched and learning from our trip to the library.

 

Vanessa Simmons Normalize Breastfeeding Candid Perspective Photography

Pumping, he was refusing to nurse due to teething pain.

 

Vanessa Simmons Normalize Breastfeeding Candid Perspective Photography

Pumping inspiration on our way home from an emotional celebration of life.

 

Vanessa Simmons Normalize Breastfeeding Candid Perspective Photography

Snack time. He asked for milk as I was about to open the refrigerator.

 

Vanessa Simmons Normalize Breastfeeding Candid Perspective Photography

Daily #brelfie from the bath to the boob.

 

Vanessa Simmons Normalize Breastfeeding Candid Perspective Photography

The purest form of love.

 

Vanessa Simmons Normalize Breastfeeding Candid Perspective Photography

Lifting my shirt and searching for milk.

 

Vanessa Simmons Normalize Breastfeeding Candid Perspective Photography

Toddler #gymnurstics and baby shenanigans.

 

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All images Copyright 2015 Candid Perspective Photography

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  1. momma Ana says:

    Excellent photography depicting breasfeeding!

  2. Gabby says:

    The beauty of your work and the metaphor it portrays brings tears to my eyes. The images definitely take me to a place were I can relate too and can appreciate more what breastfeeding mommas are doing. These images are a great way to help normalize breastfeeding. Keep it up!

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