I'm a formula mom who appreciates a beautiful breastfeeding image. So I swooned when I saw this gorgeous photo of model Ymre Stiekema posing topless and breastfeeding in the October issue of Vogue Netherlands.
The model is styled to resemble a modern Vermeer painting, complete with a Dutch bonnet and a proud but austere expression on her face.
Some will argue that images like this one are irrelevant or even harmful -- that they perpetuate the Mommy Wars. I mean, I get it: What the heck does breastfeeding have to do with fashion? And why is Vogue insisting on making women who don't, can't, or won't breastfeed feel even more inadequate than we sometimes already do?
But there are three reasons why photos like this one are incredibly important and helpful -- to all moms.
What do you think about the Vogue Netherlands photo and all breastfeeding photos?
Image via sdminor81/Flickr
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