Wordless Wednesday: Breastfeeding in Disaster

I saw this painful photograph in a museum in Los Alamos, New Mexico, birthplace of the bomb that the U.S. dropped on this woman and her children in Nagasaki, Japan. Karleen Gribble shared both this copy of the photo with me and this article about what happened to the mom and her children.

3 comments

  • Elita @ Blacktating
    Twitter: blacktating
    February 16th, 2011 at 10:23 am · Reply I should NOT have read that article about what happened to that mother and baby. This photo is so heartbreaking.
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    • Jake
      Twitter: Jakearyehmarcus
      February 16th, 2011 at 11:57 am · Reply I know Elita. The photo is devastating and the article adds so many more layers. It is important though to make the women in these photos real.
  • Sara Dodder Furr February 17th, 2011 at 11:26 am · Reply That is gut-wrenching, Jake. A mother’s love is so strong. Incredible that she had the strength to get her family to the place where she’d hoped to receive medical assistance. Her children were deeply loved.