The moment she had laid the child to the breast,
both became perfectly calm. ~Isak Dinesen
When I became a mom, I took advantage of the wonderful counsel and care offered at the Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington. I was a brand-new mother when I visited years ago, and they had a cramped, tiny space with hardly enough room to change a diaper, but it was so welcoming. They hosted large classes and offered one on one appointments with caring lactation consultations, as well as providing important books for sale about breastfeeding and babies. It’s been about five years since I benefitted personally from the staff and their support, and I still follow them on social media and recommend them to any new moms I come in contact with.
So, when they reached out to me about helming a project to decorate their brand new space, I was thrilled. I couldn’t wait to create portraits that celebrated the important work they are doing. After a long fundraising effort, and a major move, their new location boasts plenty of space, and room for many more women to come learn there and be supported. They wanted artwork that showed off all the different kids of breastfeeding relationships, and that represented ALL women, of every color, size, age, and walk of life. I was incredibly honored to meet each of them and their sweet littles, and I am also honored to share these here…I think they truly represent the struggles and joys of breastfeeding (and pumping). As a woman and a mother, I so greatly appreciate the faithful work they are doing. You can learn more about them HERE.