10/14/2015 04:18 EDT | Updated 10/14/2015 04:59 EDT

Moms Show Us Just How Beautiful Breastfeeding Is


There is a stigma around public breastfeeding that causes mothers to be shamed. However, the act is one of the most natural things in the world. Not only does it help babies get the nutrients they need, but allows moms and their newborns to form a special bond.

While breastfeeding might not always be a pretty picture – at times it can be messy and uncomfortable – the bond between mom and baby (or babies!) is truly a beautiful thing. We’ve rounded up some sweet snaps of moms nursing their babies from Instagram because #breastfeedingisbeautiful.

💚 @raysymone

A photo posted by #blackmomsbreastfeed (@blackmomsbreastfeed) on

Boob is a solution to everything y'all agree? This is her boob story @little.olive.bird ~ I'm really starting to wonder lately. What the hell am I going to do to soothe these babies, once I've weaned? They fall asleep at the breast every night. When they're sad, a suckle of nectar is all it takes to bring everything back down to earth. Everything all comes back to the boobies. What am I going to do when I take the boobies out of the equation? I can't even imagine. I'm not planning to stop anytime soon, but it did make me think and freak out a little. I've had such an easy out for every situation. What happens when the boobies are gone? 😯 #boobydiaries #jolenesboobydiaries #breastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeedingwithoutfear #bfing #brelfie #breastfeedingmom #breastfeedingisbeautiful #supportbreastfeedinginpublic #freethenipple #mama #mom #baby #melfie #melkpunt #borstvoeding #normaliseerborstvoeding

A photo posted by Melkpunt (@melkpunt) on

#breastfeedingisbeautiful #normalizebreastfeeding #extendedbreastfeeding #breastisbest #jennhunterphotography

A photo posted by Nicole Bailey (@nicolecbailey) on

#breastfeedingisbeautiful #breastfeeding all day everyday everywhere

A photo posted by Emily Likins (@2emilyslikins) on

L O V E 📷 by @vanessabreuer1 🌿🙏🏻

A photo posted by @themeaningofgrace on

My #MotivationalMonday post is for this amazing photographer @melymaddenphotography who happens to be my sister 👭! It takes courage to go after your dreams, even if it means starting from zero. And she did go after her dreams, overtime she has become a very unique photographer who can capture the essence of a family and can portray all that "love" that there is with a single picture. I especially love this picture with her daughter Mia, where it is clear that the bond between mother and child is unbreakable and very special. Everyone has there point of view when it comes to breastfeeding, and I totally respect everyone's opinions. Kuddos to my sister and to those moms that can, I bet it isn't easy but you ladies are amazing!! If you live in San Diego I totally recommend her for a photo shoot, trust me you won't be disappointed (not just saying it because she's my sister! #sandiegomoms #sandiegofamilyphotographer #sandiegofamily #healthyfamily #fitfam #fitfamily #photographer #momanddaughter #momphotography #healthyliving #healthylifestyles #breastfeeding #breastfedbaby #breastfeedingmom #breastfeedingisbeautiful #breastfeedwithoutfear #love

A photo posted by ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Marianna Meneses (@aspiring.nutritionist) on

#breastfeedingisbeautiful #breastfeedingdiaries #breastfeeding

A photo posted by Maria Victoria aka Yumi Grace (@yumi_j20) on

Happy Friday 💚

A photo posted by #blackmomsbreastfeed (@blackmomsbreastfeed) on