Alexandra Carlton July 10, These breathtaking breastfeeding images remind us all that mothers and babies are the most beautiful thing in the world. When we came across these untamed, magnificent photos of mothers feeding their children in the wild, they nearly took our breath away.
There is a lot of pressure on new mothers to make their bodies immediately spring back to their post-pregnancy shapes. With a lot of help - both with their bodies and their babies - celebrities often seem to get back in shape unfeasibly quickly. And one mother has just shared a picture of her breastfeeding her baby in the bath in a bid to encourage others to celebrate their bodies.
Emmy Waller, 26, posted the incredibly intimate snap to encourage other women to feel confident about the 'power' of female bodies. A mum-of-one has shared a photo of her breastfeeding her baby naked in the bath to celebrate her post-baby "saggy belly. She also shared it s a mark of triumph at being able to still feed her week-old daughter Alice despite her battling difficulties and jaundice.
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Breastfeeding in public officially became legal in all 50 states this summer but that hasn't stopped people from giving the side eye to moms who exercise that right. Reka Nyari, a New York-based fashion photographer from Finland and self-proclaimed "lactivist," knows this all too well. She has gotten more than dirty looks for feeding her nearly 3-year-old girl.
In a time when conversations about public breastfeeding and loving a woman's natural, self are happening everywhere—one would think the world would be more accepting and appreciative of the images. But this is still not the case and Jade Bealla photographer and mother, realizes this all too often. Her project was inspired by a nude breastfeeding self-portrait she took, and the physical and emotional changes she experienced after the birth of her son.
Trina Cary Photography. But this photographer from Canada also knows that not every mom feels empowered during her postpartum journey, especially if she's breastfeeding, and Cary wants to change that. I couldn't wipe the smile from my face," she wrote on her blog.
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A MUM who still breastfeeds her five-year-old son says she wants to break down stigma and show that it's totally "normal". Stay-at-home mum Amy Hardcastle, from Lancashire, even breastfeeds naked in the bath - and says it's easier to nurse older kids, because you can tell them when you feel sore. When her son Max was first born in JulyAmy didn't feel comfortable breastfeeding him - but she soon grew in confidence.
Data sharing not applicable to this article as no datasets were generated or analysed during the current study. If you do not wish to publicly share your data, please write: Please contact author for data requests. Contemporary images of women breastfeeding — from breastfeeding selfies to fine art — celebrate breastfeeding outside the home by displaying visual records of these occasions to a wider audience. From brelfies posted by celebrities and ordinary parents on social media, to the photography of Tara Ruby and Ivette Ivens, media coverage of lactivist nurse-ins, or fine-art works by Ashlee Jenkins and Sky Boucher, the repertoire of breastfeeding images in developed Western nations has grown and diversified exponentially in the past ten years.