The hashtag #TreeOfLife is trending online at the moment, and for a really amazing reason.
Normally I am a very private person when it comes to breastfeeding because it's been such an intimate experience. Countless late nights and quiet moments stolen away have become my safe place too. I'm not just nourishing my child, I feel like I'm nurturing my soul. I am so grateful my daughter nursed until she was 2.5 and now her brother at 19 months is still going strong. Honestly, I don't know how I'll react when he finally is done since he is my last baby. Part of me will be happy but the other part will probably ugly cry. Until then I can celebrate his sweet face and our bond with this amazing artistic opportunity to share our special place. #fulltermbreastfeeding #treeoflife #nursingmom
Mums have been sharing beautiful edited images of breast feeding, and they are exceptional.
I never posted a picture of me breastfeeding the boys because it was rare that they latched on. I wanted to bf so bad and having preemies definitely made it more difficult. Breastfeeding was certainly harder than I ever imagined and the exhaustion that came with having twins was extreme. I exclusively pumped and bottle fed my milk. This #treeoflife trend that's gone viral has really touched me so I created one with one of the few magical moments captured by my husband. My goal is to breastfed my next baby (in a couple years) and I'm excited to master it. This photo though, captures it all and makes my heart so full Oh and if this photo grosses you out, kindly get the fuck off my IG #breastfeedingtwins #mamasmilk
These viral pictures depict the breast as the tree of life, spreading its nourishment allowing another tree to grow, in the form of a new baby.
Aquí bebé pingüino y yo en el hospital cuando nació. Por suerte, pese a un inicio complicado, la lactancia nos ha ido estupendamente. Tuve suerte de poder darle lactancia exclusiva materna hasta los 6 meses. Y, a día de hoy, con poco más de 8 meses y aunque ya hemos introducido la alimentación complementaria, aún seguimos con el pecho a demanda. Por mucho tiempo más!!! #arboldelavida #treeoflife
“The tree of life has served as a symbol for connecting all forms of creation throughout most of our history,” a spokesperson for PicsArt told Scary Mommy.
If you are loving this idea, why not check out the video on how to create your very own piece of art!