Becoming a mother has changed me in more ways than I knew possible. I am passionate today about things I’d never heard of two years ago. I also spend a lot more time around animals than I ever did before, since we’ve tried to get Ameli outdoors and into nature as much as possible.
Over the last two years I’ve started a ‘collection’ of sorts, of photographs I’ve taken of wild animals practicing ‘attachment parenting’. These are the best I have so far, but I intend to extend my collection whenever I have the opportunity.

Nursing in Nature

It’s no secret that I am a massive fan of breastfeeding. I think it’s the most amazing gift women were ever given. And whenever I see animals feeding their young, nurturing them and helping them grow, I have strange little flutters of excitement in my belly. A little OTT, I’m sure, but it’s true.

Here are three of my favourite animal nursing shots

Kangaroos in Perth, Australia

Giraffes in Longleat, Somerset, England

Zebras in the wild, Dhikololo, South Africa

Babywearing in Nature

The origin of the term Kangaroo care – and the ultimate in babywearing.

Perth, Ausralia

More to come…


Attachment Parenting In Nature

  1. I love these photos so much! What a great way to portray natural parenting in its most natural form!

    We actually saw a giraffe nursing her baby when we were at The Living Desert in CA last week. The zoo volunteer said that it was a fairly rare sight for visitors to see because the mama only nurses once a day. It was so cool to see that as a breastfeeding mama!

    1. @Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama, I entirely relate! What thrills me about it is that those babies follow their mama’s around as much as ours do. I can just imagine the giraffe coming up to it’s mother and saying ‘dhoo’ (which is what Kyra calls milk. I think it’s her version of the word ‘boob’!)

      I hope to add more photos to the page over time. Will have to wait for a decent spring again!

      Thanks for the comment!

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