Photographer Tara Ruby share a photo of military moms in uniform breastfeeding their kids on Facebook and it’s gone viral even though Facebook deleted it from her page the first time Tara posted it. When she reposted, here’s what Tara said:
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 here again. 🙂
Today I believe we made history. To my knowledge a group photo to show support of active duty military mommies nursing their little’s has never been done. It is so nice to see support for this here at Fort Bliss.
Through the guidance of my military friends, the Fort Bliss P3T Program and Breastfeeding in Combat Boots, our Garrison command and our Public Affairs, we were able to show that even our mommies in uniform can provide for their babies.
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.
I want to say Thank You to everyone that saw my vision, and helped us in succeeding in making it come true. I am 100% for ?#?normalizebreastfeeding?. How about you?
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On Monday Sept 14, CNN’s Emanuella Grinberg picked up the story, and it’s gotten a lot of other nice major media attention since … not to mention that the internet community LOVES it. As do I. Great job, Tara 🙂