22 Beautiful Images of Black Mothers Breastfeeding Their Babies

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Breastfeeding is normal, natural, wholesome, and beautiful. In honor of Black History Month, here are 22 stunning images of breastfeeding mothers and babies of color that prove it.

  1. Talk about an oxytocin boost…
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Via MyBrownBaby

2. A tiny hand in mother’s hand.

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Via MyBrownBaby

3. First latches in life.

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Via itsbetterathome.wordpress.com

4. Supremely accomplished.

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Via today.com

5. At home on mother’s body.

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Stephanie Fearse, 29, mom of 1-year-old Mackennin. Photo by Damon Dahlen, via Huffington Post.

6. When motherhood is regal…

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Via pinkymckay.com

7. The power of one gives life to two.

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“Black Madonna With Twins.” Via Beautiful Breastfeeding, VanessaBeecroft.com.

8. Any place, any time, these babies will be nourished.

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Via AllPosters.com

9. And modern breastfeeding is just as lovely.

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Via time.com

10. Proud, capable, confident.

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Via Pinterest

11. Baby fever inducer.

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Via about.com

12. That shared look is everything.

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Via naturaldaddy.com

13. Reaching up for mother… she’s never close enough.

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Yia Yia Alafia. Via Instagram.

14. Continued connection.

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Via yourblackworld.com

15. Breastfeeding is fabulous.

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Ashley Nicole. Via Instagram

16. The benefits of breastfeeding don’t expire.

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Fatima Mills, 31, mom of 3-year-old Joshua. Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post.

17. When advocates nurse, unforgettable photo shoots happen.

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Ashley Wright, via MsWrightsWay.com

18. It’s a family affair.

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Photo by Hariette Hartigan.

18. We’ve got company for dinner…

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Anastasia West, 24, mom of 2-year-old Natalia. Photo by Damon Dahlen, Huffington Post.

19. A mother always holds her child, in her arms or her heart.

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Jai Ponce with her son. Photo by Ana & Ivan Photography.

20. The most gentle kind of power — to accept nourishment, and to give it.

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Aisha Zakia with her son. Photo by Ana & Ivan Photography.

21. Studying, savoring every last little bit.

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Stephanie Clement with her son. Photo by Ana & Ivan Photography.

Resources on breastfeeding for women of color:

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