Feeding a baby is a beautiful thing.
It’s a moment shared between a mother and child where a deep connection is formed. It’s intimate and it’s tender. But when we think of these incredible moments being captured in photos, it’s more often the breastfeeding mothers who are in the spotlight.
But a new photo by U.S. photographer Jessica Byrum is showing that formula feeding can be just as beautiful.
The image, which is being shared widely on social media, features a mother adored with colourful body art. She is reclined in a milky bath with floating red, yellow and purple flowers. In her arms rests her beautiful baby. They are clearly joined in a moment, snuggled together- skin on skin, in a moment where baby is being nourished and loved. In this case, it just happens to be with formula.
The image seems to have struck a chord with many.