This Beautiful Picture Of A Breastfeeding Bride Is Going Viral


This photo of a bride breastfeeding her baby is going viral [Photo: Facebook/Christina Torino-Benton via Lana Nimmons]

Time waits for no hungry baby. As most breastfeeding mums will testify, when your baby is hungry, they’re HUNGRY! And you’re on borrowed time until they’re fed. So sometimes you’ve just got to drop everything to get the job done. Even if you’re in the middle of your own wedding ceremony. That’s exactly what happened to one mum, and a picture of the adorable moment is quickly going viral.

Sitting alongside her husband-to-be in her floor-length strapless gown, Christina Torino-Benton listens intently as the priest delivers a sermon at her wedding ceremony. It’s a beautiful snapshot of a beautiful moment, not only because it captures a special part of the wedding service, but also because Christina is also breastfeeding her baby daughter.


The wedding party [Photo: Facebook/Christina Torino-Benton via Lana Nimmons]

When Christina’s nine-month-old daughter, Gemma started to get a little fractious during her 18th June wedding to her now husband Danny Benton, the new mum started to feel tense. Unable to concentrate on the ceremony knowing her little one was hungry, Christina knew what she had to do.

“I’m a firm believer in secure attachment, so when she was crying I couldn’t focus on anything except her,” she told Kidspot.

As her little girl is exclusively breastfed and Christina, 30, doesn’t use a breastpump, there was only one thing for it. “Me taking her was the only real solution. Anyways, as soon as I got her and started to nurse, I was able to focus on my wedding and relax,” she explained.

And as her daughter latched on, the couple’s wedding photographer, Lana Nimmons, captured the moment their little girl became a memorable and very sweet part of their big day.


The wedding party [Photo: Facebook/Christina Torino-Benton via Lana Nimmons]

The mother-of-two from Montreal, Quebec later shared the snap on the Breastfeeding Mama Talk Facebook page, because she thought the group might appreciate it. And judging by the 7.6K likes it has received she was right.

“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!” She captioned the photo.

And people were quick to offer their praise for the adorable moment.

“Got to do what u got to do,” one woman commented.

“I love this so much! It’s so beautiful and so is this mother and baby! I think the bond that is made by breastfeeding is probably the most amazing in this world,” wrote another.

Some mums even took the opportunity to share pictures of them breastfeeding their own babies on their wedding days.

“Ten minutes before I walked down the aisle! It’s one of my favourite 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,” one woman explained.

“All these beautiful photos are giving me all the feels!! Rock on breastfeeding brides!” one woman commented on the feed.


Christina, her now husband and two daughters [Photo: Facebook/Christina Torino Benton]

Though Christina has been surprised about the attention the picture of her breastfeeding has garnered, she hopes it will go someway to help normalise breastfeeding.

“I never expected it to go viral like this,” she told Mail Online. “I thought I’d get a few likes from my breastfeeding peers and that’s that.”

“I think sharing photos like this is important. Things like this do happen. I’m not the first and I won’t be the last and hopefully people will be more accepting and understanding.”

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