Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Proud mothers who breastfeed children as old as FIVE pose in striking picture series as they defend their decision not to wean their kids

Mothers who breastfeed their children for longer than a year want others to know that they're not doing it just to make a point - they're doing it to connect with their children.
Photographer Natalie McCain from Rockledge, Florida, set out to spotlight these moms with her new black-and-white series, which depicts her subjects breastfeeding their toddlers and even elementary school-aged children.
Titled 'We are not “still” nursing, we are just nursing', the series also includes stories and anecdotes from the proud parents, who discuss the backlash they've faced as well as the incredible bonding they experience while breastfeeding until their kids are aged two, three, and even five.

In it for the long haul: In a series called 'We are not “still” nursing, we are just nursing', photographer Natalie McCain spotlights mothers who continue to breastfeed after their child is a year old 
 
In it for the long haul: In a series called 'We are not “still” nursing, we are just nursing', photographer Natalie McCain spotlights mothers who continue to breastfeed after their child is a year old.
 
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Body confidence: The photographer, Natalie (not pictured), is the creator of The Honest Body Project, which celebrates women's bodies and aims to help them be happy and comfortable in their skinBody confidence: The photographer, Natalie (not pictured), is the creator of The Honest Body Project, which celebrates women's bodies and aims to help them be happy and comfortable in their skin