Everyone Should See This Powerful Photo of Breastfeeding Soldiers

posted: 09/14/15
by: Courtney Reimer

Breastfeeding has become so commonplace that we are now seeing even mainstream celebrities willing to show a little (e.g., Blake Lively) or a lot (e.g., Alyssa Milano) of it on social media. But one thing we've yet to see is a photo like this one of uniformed soldiers all nursing their babies together.

Photographer Tara Ruby posted this photo to her Facebook and it was shared more than 8,000 times in three days (and was liked more than 11,000 times). It shows 10 "active duty military mommies" in their camouflage uniforms, boots, caps and all, each with a baby in the midst of breastfeeding.

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...

Posted by Tara Ruby Photography on Friday, September 11, 2015

Tara writes in her post: "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."

Kudos to these moms who manage to not only put their lives on the line for our country, but their babies, too.