This Amazing Photo of a Breastfeeding Bride Has Gone Viral
While women who choose to breastfeed continue to struggle with acceptance from people like presumptive GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, who consider women providing sustenance to their newborns in public “disgusting,” one mom is making headlines by feeding her baby girl in the most public space of all: her wedding.
Front and center, dressed in a beautiful white gown, blushing bride Christina Torini-Benton did what breastfeeding moms do when their infants get hungry: feed them.
Breastfeeding Momma Talk, a support group for women, posted the image to Facebook, accompanied by a quote from Torini-Benton saying: “That moment when you're getting married and your baby gets hungry. Feeling SO proud of myself! Fighting that good fight!"
Torini-Benton told People Magazine she tried to calm her baby down before it became apparent what she had to do.
“I tried for maybe two minutes to allow some family members to calm her down, but having missed her nap, and in that heat, it wasn’t going to happen,” Torini-Benton told People. “There was no question. I had to nurse, and I wasn’t hesitant about it at all.”
“The people at my wedding were not surprised with me feeding Gemma mid-ceremony because I’m always feeding her at some point or another in front of them,” she explained to the Huffington Post.
Torini-Benton says she’s been met with “nothing but positive vibes” from other women who are encouraged by her normalizing an objectively normal human behavior.
“Everyone has been very encouraging and supportive,” she added.