Lithuanian born photographer Ivette Ivens has done a beautiful series on breastfeeding. The 25-year-old mother of 2, who now lives in Chicago, breastfed her son until he was 3 and has made it her mission to help normalize nursing in the American culture.
I nursed them both anywhere I wanted. From church to parties, from farmers market to high-end designer stores. I believe that mothers should nurse their little ones whenever they want to. Children know when it’s time to wean off. Mothers do too. Strangers don’t know, so they shouldn’t care
I personally love that her series includes mothers of all different shapes, sizes and races, different family make ups, different aged children etc. It’s such a wonderfully diverse project. This fall she plans to release a book of her photos titled Breastfeeding Goddesses
Photo credit: Ivette Ivens Instagram