Breastfeeding around the World
In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week (1st – 7th August 2018), we have commissioned New York City-based photographer, Tina Boyadjieva, to travel across the globe, photographing mothers breastfeeding.
"We had some difficulties during the first couple of weeks.
He's now 5 months old and we both really enjoy it."- Sophie -
"Breastfeeding is a part of my everyday life."
- Maryluz -
"I am a yoga instructor and only breastfeed from one side.
I will keep breastfeeding until he is ready to stop."
- Gulsah -
"She is my first child. As a medical professional and a mother I believe breastfeeding is
important for health and bonding.
I think society, in general, should be more supportive and accepting to mothers."
- Daria -
"I am a housewife and a mother of 4. My youngest is 4 months old.
My husband drives a tuk tuk and is a cushion maker."
- Vajira -
By showcasing mothers from various cultures, countries, and circumstances, we want to highlight the universal nature of breastfeeding and celebrates the connection of motherhood regardless of geographic boundaries.
Commenting Michelle Lyne, Professional Education Advisor at the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) said; “World Breastfeeding Week gives us a fantastic opportunity to promote the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and baby and the photographic project undertaken by Lansinoh is a really moving and interesting way to do this.
“Breastfeeding is one of the most important markers of an individual’s future health and wellbeing so its something that should be promoted and celebrated.
“Each individual photograph of a mother breastfeeding her baby from a different part of the world tells its own unique story which is wonderful.”
Ms. Boyadjieva grew up in Bulgaria surrounded by strong and inspiring women, spent time in Italy where she cultivated her artistic education and aesthetics, and attended the International Centre of Photography.