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Friday, November 28, 2008

Breastfeeding in my Imagination

My second daughter is a busy baby. She fights nursing, wiggles, squirms and refuses to be discreet. Unlike my first she refuses to be covered. Nursing her has taught me that any place can become a private beach. I relax look at her and forget about the rest of the world. I focus on her smirking face, her ornery eyes and I stop worrying about the uncomfortable glances and scowling faces. I love this painting by Emily Balivet because whether I have the luxury of nursing in a comfortable nursing room, the passenger side of a car or a crowded store I am always nursing her on a deserted beach in my imagination. I hope you find that same peace wherever you choose to nurse from a bathroom stall to the food court. I hope that the world fades away and there is nothing but you and your adoring child.

The featured painting is titled "The Lap" by Emily Balivet and available on Etsy or visit
Emily has been designing and selling her work worldwide for over 15 years. She is entirely self taught and her artistic talents extends to a wide range of creations from clothing to toys and everything between.


Jenny said...

What a gorgeous painting! I hate that some moms out there have to pretend that a bathroom stall is a private beach :-( That is where I draw the line.

TuTu's Bliss said...

I hear you!! It is sad that there are some people that can make a breastfeeding mother so uncomfortable that she is more comfortable nursing on the toilet than a park bench.

Idabel Oklahoma said...

I don't think there is one person in McCurtain County that has not seen my boobs. I didn't care where I was or who was around...I never covered.
Some girls show more boobie in swimsuits than mommies show breastfeeding.