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:Zania Wenham: This is during our bridal party photos, our little man 5 months at the time decided he was hungry. The photographer took this photo and I love how natural it looks. Jade Wolfe : Ten minutes before I walked down the aisle! It’s one of my favorite photos from the day! 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. Emily Scheffler: Love it! Me breastfeeding my then 6 Month old at my vow renewal! Wouldn’t change it for the world. Erica Manning: During my wedding reception 3 years ago this month, our then almost 6 month old baby girl got hungry and I nursed her on a comfy sofa. Danielle Turner Pragle: Yessss!!! This is my 5mo old daughter and I – 2 weekends ago at our Wedding!
LOVE this thread!!! #breastfeedingbride #breastisbest Tracy Shire: This was right after ceremony they had to wait on us to sign our license 6 1/2 months old♡♡♡ fae laume photography