From breastfeeding in the peace and quiet of the beautiful English countryside to breastfeeding by a majestic snow-capped volcano, we are sharing with you the wild and wonderful places breastfeeding mothers have fed their babies from.
The ability to feed anywhere, anytime gives breastfeeding mothers a sense of freedom and flexibility which can be incredibly empowering. It means you can enjoy the excitement of discovering new places with your little family – knowing that you are able to nourish and comfort your nursling as and when they need it.
So let’s look at 12 of the most awe-inspiring places parents have breastfed from, and why it was so special and meaningful to them.
12 of the most picturesque places for breastfeeding
Breastfeeding infront of Sydney Opera House
“My husband took this photo of me whilst we were on holiday in Sydney. It’s one of the best breastfeeding views I’ve had. I was over visiting my sister and I could not have done the 7 and 13 hour flights without the boobs! My little one is just 6 and half months in this photo and thankfully breastfeeding is still going well.” says Ruth Laverty
Breastfeeding at Penbryn beach, Wales
“This was me and my son breastfeeding on Penbryn beach in Wales on our first family holiday. It was so peaceful and calm, listening to the waves and just being outside nursing. Freddie was about 11 months here. We continued to breastfeed until Freddie was over two years old and I’m so proud of our journey.” says breastfeeding advocate Grace Redmond.
It was so peaceful and calm, listening to the waves and just being outside nursing.
Breastfeeding on Lake Taupo, New Zealand
“Here I am breastfeeding on a sail boat on lake Taupo New Zealand, the largest lake in New Zealand. We sailed to see the Maori rock carvings which are 10 metres high and beautiful! Zane got bored and tired on the boat and asked for milk!” recalls Ebonie Chanraraj
We sailed to see the Maori rock carvings which are 10 metres high and beautiful! Zane got bored and tired on the boat and asked for milk!
Breastfeeding by Orsono Volcano, Chile
“We were living in Santiago, Chile for a year, and decided to travel to the Lake District down south for a family adventure. Lucky for us, when we went to visit the iconic Orsono Volcano. It was this amazing snow capped active volcano that words could not even describe. We stopped on the way back down for the girls to have a little play, and take some pictures. It was such a beautiful backdrop, so I asked my husband to take a couple of pictures of me and my youngest daughter doing what we do best – breastfeeding on the go. For me, the act of breastfeeding my daughter Adelaide is such a beautiful act – so why not have a picture of us sharing in a beautiful moment in such a picturesque setting.
I want my daughter to know that the act of me breastfeeding her is something that words can never describe. It is a bond that we share, it is something that is felt and all so difficult to put into words. Much like the view that we had that one sunny morning. One day, when Adelaide looks back at her journey through life, and she stumbles upon this picture, she hopefully gets filled with the same euphoric feeling I had when this beautiful moment between us was captured.” says Anna Holder
Breastfeeding on a walk in Glasgow, Scotland
“This photo was taken where we used to walk during lockdown whilst I was pregnant. This was the first time breastfeeding Molly in “public” in front of our neighbours the sheep!” says mama of two Rebekah Colquhoun
Breastfeeding in the grounds of Newby Hall, Ripon
“This picture was taken in some beautiful surroundings within the grounds of Newby Hall, Ripon. We had been out with family that day, and I wasn’t ready to go home after our visit, so we went for a stroll around the grounds outside.
I had to master the walk and feed very quickly with Gabriel. This picture looks so natural, but there were challenges at the start of my breastfeeding journey. I’m so glad I preserved because in the long run, just being able to attach him to me for hunger or comfort is truly very convenient.” says HypnoBirthing Teacher and mama of three Colette Myers
Breastfeeding at a rock face in Bradgate Park
“Here I am breastfeeding my 11 day old little boy on a rock face in Bradgate Park, surrounded by other strong (and very brave) mamas as part of a motherhood photography project! It was the most empowering experience, and having done it 11 days postpartum, made it even more so. I will treasure the photos (@Nomadwilds) forever.” says mama of two Jasmine Butcher
Breastfeeding at Cotswold Lavender
“Here I am breastfeeding my eldest daughter Autumn at the Cotswold Lavender on my birthday. Autumn was a little over a year here and it felt like such a huge achievement! She fell asleep feeding amongst the lavender with the beautiful hum of all the buzzy bees around us!” recalls midwife and mama of three Madison Purr
She fell asleep feeding amongst the lavender with the beautiful hum of all the buzzy bees around us!
Breastfeeding at Lymm dam, Warrington
“I actually had them photos done for my 30th birthday and the theme was “death of my 20s” . Turning 30 was a huge huge thing for me due to everything that happened with my family (the abuse and being disowned when I confronted them) there was times i didn’t want to be here anymore so I wanted to do a shoot to signify the end of that chapter in my life.
It was such a fun shoot and we didn’t plan to do any feeding shots but Orlando wanted to feed so we decided to do some lovely shots by the lake. As well as it being the “death to my 20s” it was also a celebration of how far I’d come and celebrate with my little family.” says mama of four Rachel Davies
Breastfeeding at Becketts Farm, Birmingham
“This photo was taken of me feeding Jack when he was four months old. We went to a wildflower and sunflower field. Although I felt comfortable to breastfeed in public I felt really empowered that day being able to feed and meet the needs of Jack there and then. It was a lovely calming experience which in the moment made me feel really grateful and proud of myself for breastfeeding. It’s a photograph I regularly look back on.” says Nicole Mason-Rawle.
Breastfeeding by a stream in Lenexa, Kansas
“I was visiting my Mum in America when this photo was taken. Winnie was struggling with the jetlag and feeding really helped with the transition. It meant a lot because it showed that no matter the circumstance, I would always be her comfort. Her safe space.” says mama of two and nurse April Robson
Breastfeeding at San Telmo, Mallorca
“We were staying at my husbands grandparents house on the waterfront of Aan Telmo, Mallorca. It looks our to Dragonera Island and is just beautiful. There was a heatwave going on and it was swelteringly hot but that spot on the porch always has a breeze going through it so it was a wonderful place to feed my baby without us getting overheated!
I’ve always loved that spot and snuggling and feeding my boy there with the sound of the waves lapping at the rocks below. Made it even more special.” says Fiona Diamond