Plenty of pictures highlight the beauty of breastfeeding … but bottle feeding? It’s much photographed — but rarely celebrated. Photographer and mom of three Nikke Whitman thinks
it’s time that changes — which inspired her to begin a photo series called Bottle Feeding is Beautiful Too.
Let us be clear: She is not bashing moms who breastfeed, not by far. She just feels that bottlefeeding has been getting a bad rap and needs some positive PR.
“Both breastfeeding and bottlefeeding are incredibly beautiful, but I felt in photography the bottle side had not been portrayed that way,” says Nikke, who lives in Graham, Washington. “I wanted to help change that, as well as educate people on why a mom would choose to bottlefeed.”
By photographing gorgeous images of babies bottlefeeding, Nikke hopes to curb the disappointment moms may feel in a society where they constantly hear the message “breast is best.”
Photo #4 reveals a surprising benefit of bottle feeding we’d never thought of before!
There are some really beautiful photos to view.