Melina Nastazia was born in Thessaloniki, Greece and came to the United States to attend Wellesley College in MA. She pursued an acting career that brought her to the Actor’s Studio in NYC. She now lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and two wonderful daughters, Cecilia and Willow. She has been eager to tell stories through art her entire life, and her theatrical background greatly informs her photography.
In honour of Mother’s Day this year, I decided to put together a breastfeeding series focusing on one of the many ways that mothers nurture, soothe, and comfort across the globe.
Breastfeeding has always been a topic I hold close to my heart. I find the miraculous way our bodies can grow, birth and nourish babies simply fascinating.
After three babies of my own, I know first hand that breastfeeding is not always simple or easy. It presents a series of challenges that range from physical to emotional. It is not for every mother, or for every child. Sometimes it isn’t even a choice. I respect and support the difficult decisions all mamas make to provide what is best for their babies.
Join me in celebrating the love present in these moments and uplifting Mommies everywhere. Happy Mother’s Day!!
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