Nursing Soldiers Pose in Uniforms


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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