In recent years new mothers have tried to de-stigmatise breastfeeding in public - even sharing photos of intimate moments nursing their babies online. And while breastfeeding selfies might still divide opinion, it turns out the yummy mummies of Instagram were far from the first to pose for this kind of picture. These photos taken in America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries show new mothers proudly breastfeeding their children in front of the camera. It's thought that, as photography became more widely available, it sparked a fad for Victorian mothers using the new technology to pose for portraits while nursing their newborns.
Vintage pictures show Victorian women breastfeeding babies
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Photos: Breastfeeding like you've never seen before
I love that I can cure almost any sadness or outburst by nursing her. Breastfeeding also gives me confidence that she gets all the nutrients, good bacteria, and antibodies she needs to stay at optimum health. Breastfeeding has also boosted my body confidence.
The photo recently went viral—and with good reason. For many new moms, breast pumping or feeding can happen anywhere, anytime—even during a bridal photo shoot. And that's exactly what's on display in a now-viral post currently circulating Facebook. The photo, shared by wedding photographer Amber Fletcher, shows recent bride Rachel Downs surrounded by her bridesmaids—one of which, Alison Hepler, is using a breast pump during the shot.