Over the last couple of years I've worked with a team of wonderful ladies of UPMC Susquehanna's Birthplace in photographing them feed their babies with a goal to normalize breastfeeding. Last year we incorporated a momma that exclusively pumped! However, this year there is a desire of growth and being more inclusive to other means of feeding our children. That being said, this year I am organizing something a bit more. This gathering is growing into what I am calling the Motherhood Project. My hope is to showcase many ways we, as mothers, feed our children.
Ultimately, fed is best when it comes to child nutrition. Though, it's also very important to normalize breastfeeding, too! This year the Birthplace crew represented with a total of 17 moms with their children - 1 of which was bottle fed. Next year, my hope is to showcase other means of feeding our babies such as tube-fed, formula/bottle, exclusively pumped, etc.. If you have suggestions on what you'd like for me to include, drop them in the comments below. I'd love to incorporate as much as I can in effort to make all moms empowered.