New York City-based photographer, Tina Boyadjieva, travelled the continents to photograph mothers breastfeeding around the world. These stunning photos, commissioned by Lansinoh, celebrate the universal nature of breastfeeding, and the connection of motherhood regardless of geographic boundaries.

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Alicia, Guatemala Alicia, Guatemala
Daria, USA Daria, USA
Loolei and Naanyu, Kenya Loolei and Naanyu, Kenya
Vajira-Galle, Sri Lanka Vajira-Galle, Sri Lanka
Maryluz, Peru Maryluz, Peru
Irene, Mexico Irene, Mexico
Juma - Brazil Juma - Brazil
Eunice - South Africa Eunice - South Africa
Sophie, UK Sophie, UK
Corina - Argentina Corina - Argentina
Gulsah - Turkey Gulsah - Turkey
Leandra - Germany Leandra - Germany
Mali - Israel
Procy, Uganda
Celina - France

Images provided by Lansinoh - Photographer: Tina Boyadjieva @tinabfoto

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