A tender photo of active duty military moms breastfeeding their babies while in uniform at Fort Bliss in El Paso is getting a Texas-sized reaction across the country.
The goal of the project is to help normalize breastfeeding, photographer Tara Ruby says.
I posted this on here last night at 11:59pm. It has since disappeared from my feed and my wall. So we are posting this here again. smile emoticon
Today I believe we made history. To my knowledge a group photo to show support of active duty military mommies nursing their little’s has never been done. It is so nice to see support for this here at Fort Bliss.
Through the guidance of my military friends, the Fort Bliss P3T Programand Breastfeeding in Combat Boots, our Garrison command and our Public Affairs, we were able to show that even our mommies in uniform can provide for their babies.
I was active duty a long time ago when support for breastfeeding moms wasn’t even an option or a consideration. We have come so far. Breastfeeding their babies doesn’t make them less of a soldier, I believe it makes them a better one. Juggling the tasks and expectations of a soldier, plus providing for their own in the best way they possibly can, makes these ladies even stronger for it.
I want to say Thank You to everyone that saw my vision, and helped us in succeeding in making it come true. I am 100% for #normalizebreastfeeding. How about you?
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