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.

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#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 🌿🙏🏻

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#breastfeedingisbeautiful #breastfeedingdiaries #breastfeeding

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

Happy Friday 💚

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