This Breastfeeding Photo Shoot Is Shattering Stereotypes

A month ago, a group of moms got together on a Massachusetts beach for a breastfeeding photo shoot. Like the other breastfeeding shoots we’ve seen, this one featured colorful gowns and a beautiful backdrop. But it’s making waves for something remarkable: every baby involved had Down syndrome.

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Some babies with Down syndrome face specific nursing challenges. La Leche League International explains poor muscle tone can interfere with a good latch, and a lack of interest in feeding requires more coaxing from moms. But that doesn’t mean babies with Down syndrome can’t breastfeed—and Ella Gray Cullen wanted to make that clear.

Cullen is the force behind Julia’s Way, a non-profit dedicated to reimagining what’s possible for those…

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