18 Jaw Dropping Photos That Celebrate The Natural Beauty Of Breastfeeding Mothers

Apr 21, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer based in Hawi, Hawaii. You can follow her Twitter here and her personal life here.

18 Jaw Dropping Photos That Celebrate The Natural Beauty Of Breastfeeding Mothers

Apr 21, 2015

Tiffany Mueller

Tiffany Mueller is a photographer based in Hawi, Hawaii. You can follow her Twitter here and her personal life here.

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DSC_6727 copyBreastfeeding in public is always a hot topic of debate and a photographer from Illinois is looking to shed more positive light on the subject. Ivette Ivens has become a breastfeeding advocate of sorts, having breastfed her own two children, the bond it helped to develop between mother and child inspired the photographer to undertake a beautiful photography project in which Ivens photographs women breastfeeding their children, usually in nature, to help signify just how natural of an activity breastfeeding actually is.

“I want people to look at it as if it was a cat nursing her baby kittens. Or any other mammal, if you’re not a cat person. Forget the covering up, nursing in a public bathroom, age restrictions. It’s between a mother and her child.”

As her portfolio of portraits continues to grow, Ivens plans on releasing a book this year which she is aptly titling Breastfeeding Goddesses. A title Ivens’ gorgeous photographs most certainly live up to–take a look.

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If you will be in the Chicago area on May 3rd, 2015, you can swing by 1858 West Grand Avenue to explore the photographs in person at Iven’s “I Breastfeed My Toddler” artshow. Her book will be available for pre-order at the event or you can contact the photographer on her website or Facebook for more information.

[ Ivette Ivens via Huffington Post ]

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9 responses to “18 Jaw Dropping Photos That Celebrate The Natural Beauty Of Breastfeeding Mothers”

  1. Michael Van Dusen Avatar
    Michael Van Dusen

    Jaw dropping. Get it? GET IT!?

    1. Tiffany Mueller Avatar
      Tiffany Mueller

      Hah, I promise that was completely unintended. :)

  2. Matt Wesley Avatar
    Matt Wesley

    Breastfeeding kids who can walk, talk and go to school…. thanks for the future therapy sessions mom!! Lol

  3. Ian Hecht Avatar
    Ian Hecht

    The composition on some of these shots is great – I’d be interested to know if the dove was captured in camera, or added in post?

  4. Dany Buteau Avatar
    Dany Buteau

    Catherine , tu vas aimer.

    1. Dany Buteau Avatar
      Dany Buteau

      Est-ce que les cheveux bleus c’est wrap you in love?

    2. Catherine Bouchard Avatar
      Catherine Bouchard

      Non :)

    3. Dany Buteau Avatar
      Dany Buteau

      Elle lui ressemble!

  5. Tomasz Stolz Avatar
    Tomasz Stolz

    Stunning photos!