Today I believe we made history. To my knowledge 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. Through the guidance of my military friends, the Fort Bliss P3T Program and Breastfeeding in Combat Boots, our Garrison command and our Public Affairs, we were able to show that even our mommies in uniform can provide for their babies. I was active duty a long time ago when support for breastfeeding moms wasn't even an option or a consideration. We have come so far. 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. I want to say Thank You to everyone that saw my vision, and helped us in succeeding in making it come true. I am 100% for #normalizebreastfeeding. How about you? www.tararuby.com #tararubyphotography #elpaso #elpasophotographer #fortbliss #fortblissphotographer #breastfeeding #activeduty #armylife #armyfamily #army #armystrong #hooah #breastfeedingincombatboots #breastfeedingworld #pioneers #military #militarylife #armybrats #blmommymagazine #blmommy #bumpsociety

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A group of breastfeeding military moms posed for a photo that quickly went viral over the weekend.

The picture was taken and posted online by photographer Tara Ruby, who served in the Air Force from 1997 to 2001.

Ruby wrote that she was inspired by Fort Bliss in Texas recently opening the first-ever nursing room to accommodate new moms who serve there. 

The snap of the active-duty mothers was taken at the base, with Ruby applauding the increasing support for breastfeeding mothers in the military.

Ruby wrote:

Today I believe we made history. To my knowledge 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. Through the guidance of my military friends, the Fort Bliss P3T Program and Breastfeeding in Combat Boots, our Garrison command and our Public Affairs, we were able to show that even our mommies in uniform can provide for their babies. I was active duty a long time ago when support for breastfeeding moms wasn't even an option or a consideration. We have come so far," she continued. "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. I want to say Thank You to everyone that saw my vision, and helped us in succeeding in making it come true. I am 100% for #normalizebreastfeeding. How about you?"


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