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Mothers take topless photos to support breastfeeding

A group of mothers gathered to celebrate the natural act of breastfeeding when one of them created a Facebook page and call the meeting.

The photos show nine Alabama moms wearing black dresses and gold accessories, posing topless and feeding their babies. 

During Black Breastfeeding Week, Angel Warren recruited breastfeeding moms who were willing to take the shoots and the mothers become friends afterward. 

One of them, 26-year-old Charity Moore said, "We wanted to do something to capture the essence of how natural breastfeeding is."

"We used crowns to remind each other that we are queens and to keep one another lifted. We chose to come together to normalize breastfeeding. And it’ll never be ‘normal,’ unless it’s seen."

Another mon, Rauslyn Adams, 26, says "To breastfeed, it takes strength, patience, and poise." She added, "...this photo was for awareness, for all the women who don’t have support in breastfeeding.... "

Photographer Lakisha Cohill says she is moved by photo, saying, "I had no idea it would go viral, I just wanted to spread a beautiful, positive message through art, because these images are so powerful, and tell so many beautiful stories. Each woman represents a different chapter, including the one behind the lens."