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Mum Tandem Breastfeeds Toddlers in Beautiful Unplanned Photoshoot

'Any Opportunity To Capture That Moment, I Want'

05/04/2016 12:05

A mother who chose to breastfeed her two toddlers while on a family photoshoot has opened up about why the moment was so poignant.

Texas-based Chelsea Craig and her two daughters, aged one and three, were taking part in a professional shoot with photographer Mae Burke

During the shoot, Craig's eldest daughter Addy was hungry so the mother decided to stop and breastfeed her quickly. 

While she did, her 16-month-old daughter Emmilyn wanted to be fed, too.

"Any opportunity I have to capture that moment, I want, because I don’t know what their memory of it will be 20 years from now, and I know that I want that to share with them,” she told PEOPLE. 

Image by Mae Burke
Chelsea Craig with her two daughters

Burke said she decided to snap photos of the moment, because breastfeeding photography is a unique way to capture motherhood.

"I thought in that moment breastfeeding could be a way to separate me from the masses of photographers to show the connection that mothers have with their children," she told BuzzFeed.

Craig, who doesn't consider herself a breastfeeding "activist", said although the photos weren't planned, they're a great momento to hold on to. 

She said she hadn't expected to continue breastfeeding her three-year-old but wants to let her daughter decide when she is ready to stop. 

View the full photoshoot below.

  • Image by Mae Burke
  • Image by Mae Burke
  • Image by Mae Burke
  • Image by Mae Burke
  • Image by Mae Burke
  • Image by Mae Burke
  • Image by Mae Burke
  • Image by Mae Burke
  • Image by Mae Burke
  • Image by Mae Burke
  • Image by Mae Burke
  • Image by Mae Burke
  • Image by Mae Burke
  • Image by Mae Burke
  • Image by Mae Burke
  • Image by Mae Burke
  • Image by Mae Burke
  • Image by Mae Burke
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