Australian photographer Suzie Blake began taking pictures of breastfeeding mothers in 2015 as a response to the "images that fail to show the realities of breastfeeding." She ran a successful IndiGOGO campaign that allowed her branch out to the UK. Last month, she exhibited her work at the Tocadero Art Space in Victoria, Australia.
In her video, Blake explains that the purpose of the photography project is to raise awareness of the amazing way a mother's body can support her child's growth.
"This project is about portraying breastfeeding in all it's beautiful messiness. This is about tired eyes and no make up. This is about milk leaks and ratty hair. This is about giving in to all the demands of your 2 year old while you try to feed your newborn. This is about dishes pilled up in the kitchen and dirty laundry building in the corner. This is about puke on your shoulder and toys on the floor. This is about let down milk sprays in cafes and engorged breasts at the park. This is about empowering women."
In honour of International Breastfeeding Week, check out her beautiful, real pictures of breastfeeding mothers. Don't forget to Like and Share!