Breastfeeding Military Moms Photo Goes Viral
When Tara Ruby was in the military, there weren't options for breastfeeding moms. At Fort Bliss in Texas, those options now include new nursing rooms. Ruby showed her support of the change by posting a photo on Facebook of breastfeeding military moms and it's gone viral, being shared thousands of times.
"A group photo to show support of active duty military mommies nursing their little's has never been done. It is so nice to see support for this here at Fort Bliss," Ruby says.
"Breastfeeding their babies doesn't make them less of a soldier, I believe it makes them a better one. Juggling the tasks and expectations of a soldier, plus providing for their own in the best way they possibly can, makes these ladies even stronger for it," explains Ruby.
Most support Ruby's photo and the changes being made to accommodate military moms. A Breastfeeding support group of the military page has even been created on Facebook. But others aren't as supportive. One female active duty sailor posts, "I consider this extremely unprofessional."
What do you think? Should military moms have a place on base to nurse their children?