Breastfeeding. It’s one of the most natural, normal and healthiest starts to life you can give your baby. Encouraging women to breastfeed is so important to me at Stylish Bump, with photographs Mama’s share of themselves breastfeeding a constant source of inspiration. Partly because I know just how nutritious breastmilk is for babies, and partly because I know how alienating it can feel trying to breastfeed your baby as a new Mama.
But most of all, because I am a Mama of three little ones, I understand just how important it is to provide support to women who want to breastfeed their children. Real, genuine, make-a-difference support!
It really is amazing stuff, breastmilk. It contains everything a baby needs in the first 6 months of life, including fat, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals and water. It’s easily digested and helps to develop their immune system.
Yup, breastfeeding is an amazing source of nutrition for babies, but did you know that when you breastfeed the hormone Oxycontin is released into your brain? This wonderful hormone released during nursing makes you feel amazing, helping you to feel calm, less stressed and really enhance the feelings of affection towards your baby. It can also help your uterus contract and reduce bleeding after birth.
Aren’t female bodies incredible?!
You’ve probably seen, even followed, the hashtag #normalizebreastfeeding on Instagram. Whenever I post an image of myself, a celebrity (like Kate Hudson below) or a Mama nursing her babe I always use this tag, encouraging women all over the world to breastfeed whenever and wherever their baby needs to be fed.
So it’s really excited to introduce you to the PicsArt Tree of Life challenge!
I’ve teamed up with PicsArt to encourage Mamas to create and share images of themselves breastfeeding to help normalize breastfeeding. I hope this will not only encourage Mamas to breastfeed, but also everyone around us to be much kinder and encouraging to Mamas as well.
Mamas all over the world have been helping to #NormalizeBreastfeeding by posting images of themselves breastfeeding using the PicsArt app to create gorgeous and artistic Tree of Life images. The images have become so popular that they’ve sparked a huge movement on Instagram – and you can be a part of it!
See some of these images I’ve created using my own photos breastfeeding my three daughters using the PicsArt app – it’s so easy to use!
- Download PicsArt photo editor and collage maker for iOS, Android or Windows.
- Read this quick Tree of Life tutorial to learn how to create your own artistic ‘brelfie’.
- Use this link to go directly to the Tree of Life Challenge
- Click participate then add a Tree of Life sticker and apply any Magic Effect to a photo of you breastfeeding
- Hit enter and you’re done!
Share your image on Instagram and tag #normalizebreastfeeding, #picsart and #treeoflife and you could be featured on Stylish Bump Instagram!
Super easy to use, PicsArt is the world’s largest creative platform with more than 100 million monthly active users. The PicsArt community creates, remixes and shares nearly one billion images and videos every month! That’s the largest collection of content in the world with free-to-edit photos, images, stickers and more.