Breastfeeding is one of the most natural things in the world and despite the fact that some moms might feel self-conscious doing it in public, there are those who prefer to promote just how empowering it is.
Now, who better than tough soldiers moms to show that you can be strong and a nursing mother at the same time?
Photographer Tara Ruby was hailed for her absolutely inspiring depiction of soldier moms nursing their babies. Tara initially did a shoot like this in 2015 and, at the time, people really loved it.
That first time around, Tara, who's also a former member of the Air Force, took this lovely photo of 10 nursing mothers on active duty.
While sharing the initial picture, the photographer explained that her goal was to support "military mommies" who were nursing their little ones. She succeeded in conveying a strong message: Any woman should be proud of breastfeeding their child, even if they are fighting for their country.
In 2018, she recreated her earlier shoot but, this time, she portrayed six soldier moms on breastfeeding duties. She wanted to take a picture of the women wearing the current uniform, too.
Tara said the photo shoot was a cool experience for her as she got to talk to these women and heard all about the ups and downs they experience.
These women work so very hard... above and beyond to make sure that they can provide for their littles.
While speaking to Parents, Tara said that all the moms involved in the shoot really loved the pictures and people responded mainly positively. It was also clear from the comments on the post that many people greatly appreciated Tara's pictures.
What a beautiful way to celebrate these incredible women.