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This Photographer Lifts the Veil on Breastfeeding – and for a Good Reason!

by Laurence-Emmanuelle Bédard Published on April 17, 2015

In an effort to demystify breastfeeding, especially in public, photographer Ivette Ivens has launched a series of photos in which she shows mothers offering their breasts to their children. The pictures are beautiful.

The American Ivette Ivens is a mother of two and has a specific goal. She wants to normalize breastfeeding in our society. Nothing could be more natural than breastfeeding a child and it should never make a mother feel ashamed such that she wants to hide. That motivated Ivette to launch a series of photos where we see mothers nursing.

"Every time I breastfed my baby, with my dirty shirt and matted hair, I always felt like a superhero," said the artist. "Breastfeeding was my super power." Ivette firmly believes that women should be able to give their milk to their children anywhere. They should never be reproached for doing so. Ivette even confesses that she breastfed her son until he was three years old.

The women whom Ivette photographed:

© Facebook / Ivette Ivens

In her book, "Breastfeeding Goddesses," which you can buy starting from early May, the mother of two has collected all her photos. For more information, visit her Facebook page.

In our view, Ivette's photos are superb. They are both unique and beautiful. As for you, what is your opinion about breastfeeding in public?

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