Soldiers Doing Their Duty

Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, recently dedicated a room to nursing mothers. Air Force veteran and photographer Tara Ruby visited the room. She saw it was comfortably furnished, but needed something on the walls.

Ruby remembered using empty offices and restrooms as they came available so she could pump milk during her own service. So she planned a series of pictures of uniformed, active duty soldiers breastfeeding their kids outside on the military base in the fresh air. She hopes these photos will be used to decorate the new room, according to CNN.

Ruby posted one photograph of ten uniformed soldiers breastfeeding to Facebook, but it was taken down. The second time she posted it to Facebook, it stayed up, but several others reported it being taken down when they tried to share it. Facebook has a stated policy that breastfeeding pictures are not subject to takedown, but someone may need to remind them occasionally.

(Image credit: Tara Ruby Photography via Facebook)

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Once upon a time, breastfeeding was the only halfway useful method of birth control available to most women. Breastfeeding until a child is two years old can make it three years or so between kids, if you were lucky.
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I was being a bit facetious but even that's bordering a wee bit too long on the teet but I'm just a guy and what do I know :P. I am all for the health benefits but going for more than a year creeps me out a smidge.
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