Breastfeeding mamas are pretty powerful. But it's not often that we see the reality of what it truly takes portrayed in the media. We don't see the late night nursing sessions. The woman strapped to her pump at work in the women's restroom. The stay-at-home mom nursing twins while also trying to keep her toddler entertained and happy.
In celebration of National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, #TeamMotherly submitted some real-life images to show their truth. And we wanted to share them here with you.
(But remember: however you decide to feed your baby—formula, breastfeed, combo—you're incredible, mama!)
Nursing in the hospital for the first time
An at-work pumping session
Tamar (Raviv) Reiner
An emotional first-time nursing session
Breastfeeding on a bed
On the go
Late at night
As they fall asleep
Or as they're drowsy
To provide comfort