A Canadian mum has become an Internet celebrity after the photo of she breastfeeding her nine-month-old baby during her own wedding went viral.
30-year-old Christina Torino-Benton, said her daughter Gemma started crying during the ceremony after a hot, stressful morning without a nap.
According to a BBC report, the Montreal native said that she quickly took her daughter and began breastfeeding her as the priest continued to talk – a moment the bride’s photographer Lana Nimmons was able to capture on camera.
She said, “It didn’t cross my mind not to nurse her while it was happening. It was the only thing to do, really.”
Torino-Benton then shared the moment with her daughter on a breastfeeding group’s Facebook page, where the photo has generated more than 7.9k likes.
The photo was captioned, “Talk about feeding anytime & anywhere. That moment when you’re getting married and your baby gets hungry 😉 feeling SO proud of myself! Fighting that good fight!”
The image prompted dozens of mums to share their own photos of breastfeeding in bridal gowns, and a line of pictures went down the Facebook page among the stream of comments.
“Ten minutes before I walked down the aisle!” one Facebook user wrote, posting an image of her breastfeeding. “We were on the way to him weaning so this was the last time we nursed and it’s been just over a week now. I will always treasure this picture.”
The bride said she welcomed the outpouring of support, but was surprised by some of the “hurtful” comments left in response to the photo.
Here are some of the photos posted by other mums in response to the Canadian bride’s photo: