From breastfeeding amongst the sunflower fields to breastfeeding amongst the excitable crowds at Disneyland, we are sharing with you the coolest 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 lets look at 10 of the most awe-inspiring places parents have breastfed from, and why it was so special and meaningful to them.
10 of the coolest places mamas have breastfed from
Breastfeeding at Westmid Showground, Shrewsbury
“This was at the Westmid Showground in Shrewsbury. I was at a car show with my family and my dad joked with me about going to the milking bay. I just knew I couldn’t miss the chance for a photo op! When we arrived a cow was also in there finishing up being milked and was just leaving.. there was a big crowd I had some very funny looks. But still to this day I’m so proud I got these photos! My mum took them and she’s been my absolute rock and biggest supporter though it all.
Our breastfeeding journey rather sadly and abruptly finished when I became pregnant with my third baby…but knowing I’ll have the chance to have another journey with another baby is an amazing feeling and never know may be able to recreate this photo.” says Samantha Clark.
Breastfeeding at Disneyland, Paris
“Here I am feeding my youngest boy Harvey in Disneyland Paris. Whilst in Disney I had to feed him where and whenever he needed it. When he started fussing in-front of the castle I just knew I had to feed him right there & then and that this photo would be magical for years to come. This is my favourite photo of us feeding! It was an amazing feeling to do such a magical thing in one of the most magical places on earth. It’s a moment I’ll never forget!” says Hayley Ballard-Williams from Mummyhood UK
Breastfeeding whilst shopping at Victoria Secret
“The day this photo was taken day we were school shopping for my oldest at our local mall . I wanted to go into Victoria’s Secret because I had a gift card and a sale was coming to an end that day. Esa started fussing for “boobies” but I knew if we left that side of the mall I would have never went back let alone buy anything for myself. The store was a bit crowded and Esa started pulling and crying again for “boobies” I offered a snack but she wanted “boobies”. I knew she was getting restless since we have been out all day. So “boobies” it was, right in the crowded Victoria’s Secret. I pulled out one breast and let her peacefully feed.
Esa had no care in the world about the crowded store, why should I? Why should I be ashamed to fed my 1 year old? So I continued to breastfeed and I continued to shop and by the time we reached the counter she was done. I unlatched and gave her to her dad and guess what? Life continued. My child was fed and happy and I had new pajamas and a few new pair of undies! Both mommy and daughter satisfied and not ashamed or embarrassed about breastfeeding in public!” says Sadia Shirland from @momsinsideout_
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 at Skara Brae, Scotland
“This is me breastfeeding at Skara Brae, a neolithic village in Orkney, Scotland. Initially, it was a good quiet spot to sit down, but then a big American coach tour came in and much to my amusement, thought I was part of the exhibition! It was fab to be feeding my little one in a spot where women will have done the exact same thing 7000 years ago. It felt super empowering.” says Natasha Lowes Sellers
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 at a waterpark
“This is me feeding my youngest boy at the water park on holiday. With my older two I never fed in public but this time round I felt so much more confident!” says mama of three Emma Jeffrey
“With my older two I never fed in public but this time round I felt so much more confident!”
Breastfeeding amongst the sunflowers
“This photo was taken of me breastfeeding my daughter amongst the sunflowers. It was a special moment and love this photo so much.” says April Robson.
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 in the lavender fields, Hitchen
“This was me with my firstborn Ava-Rae in the lavender fields at Hitchin. She was four months old and still very much fed on demand – we’ve never really been a routine kind of family but I guess with her we never needed to be because of lockdowns. It was a lot of walks and while I never thought twice about feeding on the go there was something about being here that felt different. There was also no benches etc and when I realised she was hungry I just felt a bit flustered. My instinct was that we would have to leave. My husband was happy to go along with what I wanted but asked why I seemed pissed off. When I said I was annoyed because we hadn’t been here long and we never really get to do things like this, it clicked for me. I realised didn’t need a seat at the edge of the field to feed my baby. It didn’t matter how busy it was or who might stare or what anyone’s opinion was on us breastfeeding. So I whipped out a tit in the middle of the lavender and latched her on.
I asked my husband to take a picture because I felt strong and proud in that moment. It was really empowering and standing looking over the gorgeous views in the sun so connected with my girl I just felt really at peace. All the people around us melted away. I couldn’t even tell you if anyone batted an eyelid. I think it will always be one of my most treasured breastfeeding memories.” says Gina Lee