What You Need to Know About Those "Tree of Life" Breastfeeding Photos That Keep Going Viral
In a new take on the breastfeeding selfie, moms can now transform a beautiful moment of nourishing their child into an equally stunning photo illustration. These unique "Tree of Life" images are going viral as moms across social media are uploading their favorite brelfies to the PicsArt photo editing app and creating these powerful photos in an array of artistic styles.
Many proud moms are using these #TreeofLife masterpieces as a fresh campaign to normalize breastfeeding while others are creating them as a way to show that bottle-feeding moments are just as precious. No matter the intention, these works highlight the beautiful bond between parent and child.
"What we love even more is how these women are editing photos not just for themselves, but as gifts for each other," PicsArt wrote online. "The spirit of collaboration and the celebration of life is definitely something PicsArt supports 100 percent."
This trend is quickly moving beyond breastfeeding into other aspects of a mom's life. "We've also started seeing women create other kinds of beautiful pregnancy art using the same method, overlaying images of babies in the womb over their bumps, as well as bottle-feeding mothers," Nanette Wong, senior social media community manager at PicsArt, told POPSUGAR. "We encourage and support all mothers whether they nurse or not to get creative and express themselves and their experiences."
Each finished image is just as unique as the family and can be created in minutes. Here's how to make your own PicsArt Tree of Life breastfeeding photo: