Nursing Soldiers Pose in Uniforms

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GiseleSalma Hayek and others have all spurred Internet debates after videos or photos of them breastfeeding went viral. Now, that debate has spread to the U.S. Military.

Tara Ruby, a former Air Force service member, not-so-fondly recalls a time when the military didn’t provide lactation rooms. She became a mother while on active duty, and she remembers sneaking into bathrooms or empty offices to nurse her newborn son.

When Fort Bliss Army Base in El Paso, TX, opened a lactation room (complete with a refrigerator for bottles, a sink and comfortable seating), Ruby — now a photographer — found the perfect way to applaud the decision. She snapped a powerful photo of ten mothers in uniform breastfeeding their children.

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