photo: © Tina Boyadzhieva
In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, we present again the work of the extremely talented photographer Tina Boyadzhieva, which this time partnered with the Lansinoh company and shot in a unique photographic project breastfeeding mothers all over the world. You on travels to 18 countries to capture this so natural and candid moment of bonding between mothers and breastfeeding babies.
"The mothers I had the privilege of getting to know and photograph are from different ethnicities, religions and financial backgrounds, but their relationship with their child is invaluable," says Tina. of them reiterated that love and connection with a baby are worth every pain. These photos they represent exactly that connection. "
Here's what else Tina told us about this unique opportunity:
In many of the countries we have visited, especially in the so-called "third world", women have no other option - to breastfeed, because this is the only way for a baby to feed and grow healthy. They all believe that their own milk is the best source of nutrition for a baby. In such places, the main concern for the mother is to stay healthy so that she can continue to breastfeed. The baby is part of the mother, wherever she is, and whatever her job is - in the field, cutting banana leaves to sell them on the market while she washes and at the water pump, on the market while selling bananas. In more advanced economies, the challenge for the mother is to return to corporate work where she cannot take the baby and continue breastfeeding.
Many mothers shared their physical problems with constipation or bleeding during the first months of breastfeeding, which was difficult and painful to overcome. However, the common denominator is that all the mothers I met agreed that it was one of the most beautiful experiences anyone could describe.
The purpose of this project is to introduce breastfeeding mothers from around the world, to show above all that breastfeeding is a normal and important part of human life, that mothers of all backgrounds, religions, colors and financial background share the same joys and struggles and not least that the cultures and circumstances of life around the world are different, but unique and impressive in their own distinctive way. The right of the child to be nourished in public, at home or anywhere is an important part of the life of every child and every mother and should not be denied in any circumstances. If there is something universal across borders and cultures, it is breastfeeding.
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