This photography project shows the beauty of breastfeeding by capturing mothers breastfeeding their children.
Breastfeeding is often viewed as gross and inconvenient, especially when mothers have to nurse their children in public.
There is a lot of negative stigmas attached to breastfeeding and a female photographer plans to change that through her art.
Viewing these nursing mothers from behind her lenses, she captures powerful images that show the power and beauty behind a woman feeding her child.
The Australian photographer, Sarah Murnane is travelling through her country, working through a project called ‘The Australian Breastfeeding Project’.
Sarah hopes to document a series of photos that show women as they breast feed their babies with the hope that such negative stigmas will be erased.
According to her, “I want to empower breastfeeding mothers and the next time they sit down to feed their baby wherever they may be, they know they have the support of thousands.”
“I want to bring about awareness to the benefits of breastfeeding including long term and the fact that most women struggle. So many women do not have enough support or education to help them continue breastfeeding.”
Sarah advises onlookers to smile and encourage nursing mothers when they are breastfeeding their children.
There is even a ‘thank you for breastfeeding in public card’ that the project sends out for free, onlookers are encouraged to give this cards to a nursing mother to encourage them.
The photographer believes that this will encourage and empower women so that they are more confident to feed their children in public.