A few years ago, there was a photo was circulating around the web of a young woman, completely nude, in a headstand position in the grass while her baby daughter stole a sip from her breast. The image’s subject, now known as the naked breastfeeding yoga mom, recently spoke out on her blog about the image and answered some questions about her lifestyle and beliefs.
“I was just doin’ my daily flow when the little sweet pea came to sneak a suckle,” writes Daughter of the Sun blogger Amy. “Papa had her out in the grass with him and she just couldn’t resist! This happens all the time by the way. When a breast is out and baby is around, they are going to try and get it anyway they can!”
This beautiful picture, which first began its public journey around the web back in 2011, was scorned at first because of Amy’s nudity, and she says an untrue story has been painted about her lifestyle, and the way that she has chosen to raise her children. Amy says she first discovered her love for living off of the land when she discovered yoga. She explains:
Through [yoga] came much clarity and all the love I was feeling was vibrating from all cells of my being. I wanted to live simply, I wanted to be free, I wanted to find happiness and live in the most clean and vibrant place possible… I made a choice, a lifestyle choice that I knew required discipline and dedication. I have to remind myself in every moment to choose love.
In an interview with BabyCenter, Amy explains that the initial reaction to her photo was split between admiration and love from the yoga community and “earth mommas,” and the more conservative groups who do not support breastfeeding. “I enjoyed hearing all sides of the spectrum as it reminded me that we are all different and if anything it may have opened the eyes and hearts for some who didn’t think multitasking to that level was possible! No regrets about posting the photo whatsoever,” Amy says.
We want to know what you think, moms! Whether you’re seeing this photo again, or for the first time, how do you feel about the naked breastfeeding yoga mom? Tell us below!