Our Favorite Breastfeeding Trends on Instagram (and Where to Find Them…)

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Our Favorite Breastfeeding Trends on Instagram (and Where to Find Them…)

Unabashed Brelfies

Screen Shot 2017-02-23 at 10.55.20 AMIf you’ve ever wanted to feel support and solidarity with other breastfeeding moms, this trend is for you! Brelfies inspire breastfeeding moms to be proud of breastfeeding in private or in public and encourage ALL of us to see the beauty in breastfeeding. To be inspired visit: @latchedmama @thebadassbreastfeeder or submit your own pictures to @milkmakers and tag it with #brelfie!

Black Women Breastfeed

Screen Shot 2017-02-23 at 10.53.41 AMDid you know that  59% of black mothers attempted to breastfeed at birth compared with 80% of hispanic mothers and 75% of white mothers? Did you know that the national average for breastfeeding at 1 year of age is close to 30% but still hovers around just 12.5% for black mothers? The social stigma of breastfeeding in black communities is still higher- largely due to issues related to historic challenges of breastfeeding and the lack of support black women have received to persist in breastfeeding.

That’s why trends like, Black Women Breastfeed, Too, where moms of color are sharing their brelfies on instagram are so inspiring and necessary.

Tree of Life Brelfies

Screen Shot 2017-02-23 at 10.57.53 AMThese animated, artistic, paintings-come-to-life are breaking the internet! Moms are taking brelfies and then showing just how life giving the act of breastfeeding can be by using filters to impose a ‘tree of life’ connecting mom and baby. Want to try your own? Here’s how:

  1. Download the free PicsArt app and as well as the Tree of Life sticker pack.
  2. Upload your favorite breastfeeding photo.
  3. Insert your favorite tree with roots image and position it.
  4. Use the “magic” button to select the effects and filter you like best.

Pumping Sesh Bottle & Bag Photos

Screen Shot 2017-02-23 at 11.04.03 AMPumping takes a lot of work! If you’ve been there then you know that’s the understatement of the year. Finding support from other moms who understand the work it takes to hook yourself up to a pump multiple times a day is liquid gold. 🙂 Search #exclusivelypumping for some of the very best images shared by pumping moms everywhere!

So need some inspiration? Head on over to @Instagram.

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This article was written by Diana Cherry,  Content Editor for Milkmakers, breastfeeding advocate, mom of 4, and a blogger over at The Front Yard Frontier.