Moms Transform Breastfeeding Selfies Into Beautiful Works of Art

A new viral trend has mothers everywhere transforming their breastfeeding selfies into art masterpieces.

Known on Instagram as #TreeOfLife, women are sprucing up their everyday “brelfies” (breastfeeding selfies) into beautiful artwork.

Using an app called PicsArt, moms can add colorful images of trees to their brelfies, weaving them into the photos:


The above picture was posted by Beth Morlino, who said, “I decided to do a #TreeOfLife image because this picture represents what breastfeeding means to me:  beauty, nourishment, bonding and growth for both my son and myself.”

The new trend is also helping end the stigma associated with breastfeeding. Famous model Natalia Vodlanova, who’s posted brelfies before, joined the movement:

I am supporting (РУС ниже) and encourage you to support #normalizebreastfeeding campaign that is growing on social media right now by posting a touching breastfeeding picture to illustrate the deep roots of care and love. I want to thank my friends from amazing creative community app @picsart for providing tools and supporting the mamas movement. #TreeOfLife ?? Я участвую сама и приглашаю вас творчески поддержать кампанию против ханжества в отношении грудного кормления. Трогательные и прекрасные коллажи кормящих мам всколыхнули интернет, и я благодарна Ованесу и команде замечательного приложения @picsart за поддержку инициативы в создании всей этой красоты и вдохновения #TreeOfLife

A photo posted by Natalia Vodianova (@natasupernova) on Dec 17, 2016 at 4:19am PST

Check out these other #TreeOfLife masterpieces:

Amazed by how my body nourishes yours #normalizebreastfeeding #treeoflife

A photo posted by @darlingdelia on Dec 19, 2016 at 6:42am PST

Joining in the #treeoflife breastfeeding photo flurry to help #normalizebreastfeeding!! ????

A photo posted by Tara Bueche (@qquackk) on Dec 18, 2016 at 10:07pm PST

Anyone else loving all the #TreeOfLife breastfeeding photos? So special ? #NormaliseBreastfeeding

A photo posted by J O R D A N (@withthewhittakers) on Dec 18, 2016 at 1:21pm PST

9 whole weeks today feeling very lucky proud. #treeoflife #normalisebreastfeeding #brelfie App: @picsart

A photo posted by Lauren (@laurenwallis_sw) on Dec 18, 2016 at 11:14am PST

Let’s not forget about our hard working pumping mamas! You are working so hard to provide for your little ones! Keep on rocking mamas! ❤❤?

A photo posted by Breastfeeding Awareness Gear (@im_the_pacifier) on Dec 17, 2016 at 7:50am PST

The only thing that came truly easy out of pregnancy, labor and birth… and I am so, so grateful! Going on 4 months of exclusive, on demand breastfeeding. ?????#brelfie #treeoflife #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeedwithoutfear #ebf #siennasalvatore

A photo posted by Michelle Meyers (@mmichellemmeyers) on Dec 19, 2016 at 6:24am PST

I only have ONE #brelfie so I thought I’d join the fun #sweetgeorgiabrown #2daysold #SCUbaby

A photo posted by Gemma Brown (@gemma_brown_83) on Dec 19, 2016 at 5:44am PST

I didn’t expect to be able to breastfeed. And I definitely did not expect to appreciate it so much. #treeoflife #breastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #feedthebabies #fedisbest #love #life #babyboy

A photo posted by Jenny Lewis (@jennyrlewis) on Dec 18, 2016 at 5:01am PST


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