“I always trusted my instincts.”

Hi, I’m Linn. I am a 38-year-old mother. The mother of Mia. Her birth took about 5 hours, from the time we left home to head over to the hospital. I was clear with my partner to not let them give me epidural. When the pain worsened, I could have killed someone! I begged for relief, the nurse offered me something to help me sleep, and I took it. At that point, I was feeling all of the pain, but I fell asleep every few minutes. After a few hours of labor and only opening to 2 cm, something started to move. I had dilated 10 cm, but Mia but simply couldn’t manage to come out. Her pulse dipped very low and they decided to help her come out with a vacuum. It was the worst. I will spare you all the details. Mia was finally born at 41 weeks and 1 day.

Breastfeeding went well from the very first day, in the hospital. I was never worried about whether she was eating enough. I just was so connected to her and to my role in motherhood. I always trusted my instincts. When she was three weeks old, I had a breastfeeding consultation in my home. I wanted to make sure I was doing ok. She gave me great tips, like breathing deeply, to help the baby to continue nursing when she would begin to fall asleep. We are still breastfeeding today. She just turned two years old on the 3rd of January. Mia drinks mommy’s milk when she wakes up in the morning and during the still moments before bed time. I did nurse in public when she was younger. Yet, there very few opportunities during the day that she wants to breastfeed. We are always at home and usually we nurse while laying in the bed.


At 20 years old, I got out of the army and moved to Tel Aviv, Israel’s largest city. I lived there for 15 years. When I met Mia’s father and got pregnant, we sought out life in a peaceful village outside of the urban area. Mia was born there, so I did not have the chance to be a mother in the city. My heart grew full of passion as it led me to create an urban nursing project. This special project urban breastfeeding project is a documentation of mothers and babies during their day to day routine at home and in public nursing where the baby/toddler wants to eat whether in a cafe or waiting for a bus or on the way home from the garden. The project is growing and developing slowly, but it is very exciting. I look forward to future exhibitions around the world.

Linn Memran Photography
Moshav Aviel, Israel



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  1. kris k says:

    If wendy has problem with breast feeding in public but not some of the other photos of other ladies they showed, she IS part of the PROBLEM. sorry but she is.

  2. you do know that the segment was her playing devil’s advocate. She is not that ignorant person that you think she is…she was showing the world exactly what ignorant people look and sound like, warts and all.

  3. Brenda Payne says:

    I nursed my 3, now 14, 18 and 20. I will shamefully admit I once “shot” breast milk at a cranky old guy who touched me on the shoulder and said I should cover that disgusting thing up.” Keep on nursing, Ladies. I always said, with no disrespect: Breast milk- good enough for Mary’s baby, good enough for mine!”

  4. Im at a loss for words. Fun Bags! Really Wendy. your ignorance is very disgusting

  5. Aisha says:

    Some people are so small minded. I breastfeed my son where ever I went. I was his only source of food and I wish someone would have said something to me about it. Breastfeeding is a wonderful thing and I look forward to doing it again with my next child.

  6. Bridgette says:

    Sad Wendy is so ignorant. Breastfeeding is a bond with your baby that you cannot begin to explain. I feel very blessed to have the ability to do this with my baby boy. .


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