Why 2015 Was the Year of the Brelfie
After years of discord among the breastfeeding community, in 2015 Facebook officially clarified its community standards regarding nudity, ushering in the year of the brelfie. Yup, if you thought you saw more breastfeeding photos in your newsfeed than ever before, you weren't imagining things. With the revised standards, Facebook — and thus Instagram — officially welcomed "photos of women actively engaged in breastfeeding or showing breasts with post-mastectomy scarring."
With that announcement came a wave of breastfeeding selfies — some in hopes of normalizing breastfeeding (the #NormalizeBreastfeeding hashtag was a popular one), others to show off a moment of their families' daily routines. Celebrities and everyday moms alike took part in the new trend, popularizing the #brelfie hashtag and exhibiting their bonding moments with their little ones. Read on to see some of the most touching brelfies of the year — and check out some tips if you want to join in the movement yourself!