I am a big advocate for breastfeeding and normalizing the images of breastfeeding is something I feel very strongly about. When I was first pregnant and thinking about breastfeeding vs bottle feeding I came to realize that I had not seen anyone breastfeed. I didn’t hear anyone talking about it and certainly didn’t see any images in media.
I came across these gorgeous images of breastfeeding dating back to the Roman period. A time where breastfeeding was the only way to feed a child and those who couldn’t breastfeed, fed their children through wet nurses who would breastfeed for them. Breastfeeding was the norm and idealized way back then and I would love to see a return to the comfort of using images like this in our every day.
Click through to see some incredible images of breastfeeding in ancient art
I would love to share your breastfeeding photos on a Babble post. If you have a photo you’d like to share please email me accustomedchaos(@)gmail.com with your name, photo and a link you would like back (twitter, blog etc). Thank you!
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