Best of breastfeeding: Photographer captures beautiful bond between baby and mum
A photographer has published her favourite mother and baby photos to mark World Breast Feeding Week 2015.
Tammy Nicole worked with over 30 women and their newborns to capture the serene moments of breastfeeding.
She chose the photos to counter the negative debate surrounding breastfeeding in public.
Tammy instructs clients not to feed their tots for two hours before the short photoshoots which only last 15 minutes.
Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, 30-year-old Tammy now lives in Munich, Germany.
She said: “Breastfeeding photography is very special to me.
“Breastfeeding is something completely natural but there seems to be a huge debate around it, like where to feed your baby, for how long or even if it’s right at all.
“This week has been important to remind everyone that breastfeeding is a natural thing and only mums should decide what is best for them and their babies.”
Having trained as a family portrait photographer, Tammy started focusing on motherhood in April.
“I had been wanting to photograph mothers for a long time. I realised there was nothing I loved photographing more.
“Breastfeeding is one of those things in life you cannot seem to find the correct words to describe how it makes you feel.
“The feeling during the first session I ever did was overwhelming. I felt as though I had found my calling.”
The selected photos are part of Tammy’s project called Walks of Motherhood which document the growth of mother and child.
She added: “Walks of Motherhood follows mums along their journey, from the moment they are pregnant until their kids are no longer kids.
“My clients understand that I can make not only a technically beautiful image, but that there are feelings captured in my photos.
“And that’s what mums ask me to do. They want the feelings and emotions between them and their children immortalised in a photo.”