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Breastfeeding 'Tree of Life' Photos Are Going Viral to Help Normalize Nursing

In recent years, women (and many celebrities in particular) have been using their voices to help normalize the natural process of breastfeeding. Whether they are posting pictures of themselves nursing on Instagram or simply taking the initiative to breastfeed in public, these leading ladies are proving that the natural act of nursing your child is one of the most beautiful parts of being a mother.

As inspirational as these women may be, for many mothers, it can be difficult to share these precious yet intimate moments with others. But thanks to a new photo editing app, every mother is able to share their breastfeeding selfies (otherwise known as "brelfies") by transforming them into works of art. Take a look for yourselves.

 

Had to Benji a few hours Earth side... #picsartapp #treeoflife

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Within minutes, PicsArt can transform images of mothers nursing their children into gorgeous masterpieces with "Tree Of Life" edits. The goal? To help normalize breastfeeding all over the world.

 

I love these, it brings back memories! I loved breastfeeding #treeoflife

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"The tree of life has served as a symbol for connecting all forms of creation throughout most of our history," the creators of PicsArt write on their website. "Recounted in folklore, culture and fiction, it has often related to immortality or fertility. Today, it has become a representation of the #normalizebreastfeeding movement."

These magnificent photos have fostered a community of mothers who've shared their unique and special breastfeeding moments—encouraging other moms to do the same.

Here's a simple tutorial on how to create your own TreeOfLife image.

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