Provocative project "Upon my body ': Feeding breast milk children older than two years
• The provocative project "Upon my body": Feeding breast milk children over two years
If feeding infants breast milk is approved by doctors and the public, the opinion at the expense of breastfeeding children older than two years is not a single-valued. Many believe this is outrageous and wrong, while there is a lot of mothers who do not see anything wrong. Photographer Natalie McCain just showed these mothers who believe that as long as there is milk - can and need to feed them to their children.
This mom thinks breastfeeding moments of complete understanding of your child.
For McCain photographer Natalie (Natalie McCain) is not the first time that it raises taboo topic related to motherhood. At this time, in the framework of its project "The Honest Body" ( "Upon my body"), she decided to talk about those mothers who continue to feed their infants up to 2-3 years. Photographer itself complains that such mothers often have to be ashamed of its decision, and the company is strongly condemned. "Women are asked to leave the bathroom, covered or altogether cease to feed the children in front of people. I think these women should be supported, not criticized."
Nathalie McCain wants to show that feeding children breast milk can be in 2, and 3 years.
At the very Natalie has two children, and so she is not by hearsay knows about all the problems that are associated with motherhood. People prefer to idealize pregnancy and motherhood, ignoring all the problems that a woman may encounter. "I wanted to show how it's natural and nature -. Feed their children after the year is a natural bond between mother and child, which is supported from its birth."
* We force our children to grow up too quickly. *
"Many people decry feeding children do not understand this. I hope that looking at the pictures and reading the stories of these women, people begin to realize the connection and stop judging these families. If you personally, it does not seem right, it does not mean it really is wrong for everyone. "
The photographer says that people refuse to discuss this topic.
One of the heroines of the project Natalie said that breastfeeding - is attractive. "There is a certain stigma associated with breastfeeding, especially 2-3 year old child. And I would like to see in our country, supported and encouraged women to natural feeding their children."
This mom says that breastfeeding creates a special bond between mother and child.
Another model complained that people "judge what they do not understand." "Just some people will always judge others, regardless of what they will do."
Some mothers admitted that they originally were not going to feed the children so long breast milk. "The first time I saw someone feeds the three-year breast milk, I'm scared. It could really shocking, to be unaccustomed to this and not see this every day."
Mother points to the importance of other lactating mothers to see.
At the same time, the World Health Organization recommends the feeding of children breastfed up to 6 months, and then teach the children to the usual "adult" food, to which the child has to go all the way to two years. Breast milk gives your baby all the necessary trace elements useful for life, including antibodies that protect the baby from many illnesses, including diarrhea or pneumonia. Women nursing their babies are much less likely to suffer from cancer of the female organs or breast cancer. However, according to a recent study in the UK less than one percent (!) Of mothers fed their infants over six months. Women believe this behavior is "uncomfortable" and "indecent".
This Mom changed her mind to breastfeeding when her own child was born.
Mom shared with Natalie McCain stories.
Many mothers see only advantages in feeding children breast milk.
Communicate with your child.
It is important to create a positive image of nursing mothers.
This mother continued to feed her daughter, even when he was pregnant with her second child.
* My son, he says, when I stop to feed him breast milk. *
This mom says that her husband supported her in her decision.