“esta madre se tatua en el pecho a su bebe que fallecio me dejo sin palabras”
“Tattoo on this mother nursing her baby who passed away left me speechless.”
This photo (source*) was shared with stillbirthday by the amazing mother and doula, Gena Kirby, at Progressive Parenting.
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*The original source has had a watermarking/authorship debate and whether it is a true tattoo. This brings up a valuable point for bereaved parents that deciding on a tattoo – even the smallest one – is a commitment. Tattoos do not equate a higher level of love, but instead are merely a single opportunity, of many, to express our love. The photo is shared by stillbirthday as an opportunity to demonstrate a powerful message – and that message is this – post-loss lactation is a very real representation of our very real baby. It is something we can nurture in whatever lactation decisions we make, including cessation or donation.