Celebrating Strong Mothers

“I revel in the power of mothers supporting mothers, women supporting women, strong mothers.”

Jennifer Mourin
Penang, Malaysia


Read more, see more, in Breastfeeding Today. Enjoy the art and check out a few other articles on practical issues for nursing families.



Images of Madonna and Child

For centuries the image of Madonna and Child appeared in art as a nursing mother and child.  The image would have been a common one for artists and patrons alike.  Mothers nursed their children in every culture, encouraged and revered in this role by every religious tradition.

Today we offer a nod to the day’s celebratory history of mother and child, and the rich symbolism of milk and nurturing.

—  Susan

La Leche League is a non-sectarian organization and does not endorse any particular religious belief.