Medical professionals around the world strongly recommend breastfeeding young babies over a formula diet. Numerous organizations actively promote the benefits of breastfeeding simply because the ingredients found in a mother’s milk are second-to-none in the nutritional value they give to your baby. One organization, the Normalize Breastfeeding Movement, is on a mission to document breastfeeding practices in different cultures and spread this information to local communities. One of their campaigns is the Normalize Breastfeeding Tour, wherein working military mothers posed for photos at the famous Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC.
10. Nursing Moms Pose In Uniform
These happy, proud, military moms are in complete uniform as they pose at the renowned Jefferson Memorial while holding their babies and breastfeeding. Dressed in combat boots, a camouflage suit, and matching caps, they hold their little ones close to their chest with confidence and pride. While on active duty, these mothers must breastfeed, even in public, and pump milk during their break periods. Mothers from the US Army, Navy and Air Force show the world that it is possible to be of service to the country while fulfilling their family responsibilities, regardless of how challenging it may be. Conducting this kind of controversial activity at a famous landmark is aimed to increase social awareness, not just for mothers but also for the general public to eradicate discrimination towards breastfeeding in public places.
9. Challenging But Rewarding
Each participating military mom gamely posed for individual shots while breastfeeding their little ones. While on set, these mothers also shared their personal stories about breastfeeding. For most, it was not an easy journey as there are different obstacles along the way, especially since they are still actively in the military. But, it is the commitment and strong desire to give the best to their children that keep these women going despite the challenges they face. Amy, a proud breastfeeding military mother, knows that breast milk provides the very best nutrition for her baby, which is the best reward of all.