#MoreThanMilk is an exhibition featuring over 100 images of breastfeeding mothers from across Northern Ireland.
Mothers were invited to submit pictures and share their experiences to showcase breastfeeding in all aspects of everyday life.
Breastfeeding is so much more than milk. A mother feeding her child gives comfort, promotes bonding, offers relief from pain, calms and regulate heart rate and temperature… and what’s more it’s normal. The normal way for humans to feed their children.
In Northern Ireland more and more families are choosing to breastfeed. We don’t often see women breastfeeding because our current breastfeeding rates are so low and as Marian Wright Edelman said “you can’t be what you can’t see”.
#MoreThanMilk is a project by Breastival Belfast that lets people see breastfeeding as it is, a normal part of everyday family life. Over 100 women from all over Northern Ireland submitted images to be part of this project which is the first of it's kind.
This beautiful exhibition of real women, real children and real lives in Northern Ireland is currently on show in Antrim Area Hospital.
The exhibition is available for free to any maternity unit. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to host.