The Last Latch
Five strangers, five different paths through motherhood, all coming together to document the end of their nursing journey. One mama said it best-everyone will tell you how hard it is to feed your baby, but no one will tell you how hard it is to stop. The bond created at 2am, tears shed through the pain, persistence learned through all the trial and error, and the hours upon hours of staring into your baby’s eyes. All of this forges something magical, that we aren’t quite prepared for, and it makes it hard to let go.
Maybe you are a pumping mama, and stare at a picture of your baby, hoping it helps you pump more milk. You pump in the car on the way to work, count the ounces, and then calculate if it’s enough to make it through the next day. You research all of the things to help with milk production, and then cross your fingers it will work for you, too.
Or the mom who tried, but couldn’t nurse, and you see all of the “breast is best” lingo everywhere…insert guilt. Fed is best, and you are exactly who and what your baby needs. We know it’s so hard when something you want doesn’t work out the way you planned.
To the mom who didn’t want to breastfeed at all, good for you. With all of the pressure we face, it’s hard to stand up for ourselves and what’s best for us. You do you, and know that even though it’s different from these mamas and their path, it’s right for you and your baby.
Motherhood is the hardest, most beautiful thing. If you look around, you’ll realize that none of us are on this journey alone.
The Last Latch
Thank you to the mamas who responded and participated in this personal project of mine. You made my vision come to life!
Lentille Photography specializes in motherhood, maternity, family, newborn, and baby sessions in the Houston area, including Sugar Land, Memorial, The Heights, The Woodlands, Richmond, West University Place, River Oaks, Rice Village, Bellaire, and Friendswood.
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