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

what breastfeeding looks like 0 Valerie Robichau

An at-work pumping session

what breastfeeding looks like 1 Tamar (Raviv) Reiner

An emotional first-time nursing session

what breastfeeding looks like 2 Mariana Nathal

Breastfeeding on a bed

what breastfeeding looks like 3 Valerie Robichau

On the go

what breastfeeding looks like 4 Jessica Martinez

Late at night

what breastfeeding looks like 5

To twins

what breastfeeding looks like 6 Kristen Harms

As they fall asleep

what breastfeeding looks like 7 Jessica Martinez

Or as they’re drowsy

what breastfeeding looks like 8 Justine Bowser

To provide comfort

what breastfeeding looks like 9 Valerie Robichau

And joy

what breastfeeding looks like 10 Bronte Cummings

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