Mum turns her breastfeeding journey into magical illustrations
These are amazing!
By Livia Gamble
July 03 2019
A Californian mum has turned her breastfeeding journey into a work of art.
Since giving birth 18-months ago, Joy Hwang takes pleasure in drawing her experiences.
Speaking to the Huffington Post, Joy reveals it hasn't been an easy road: “I remember times when my baby and I both cried all night because I couldn’t produce enough milk.”
“I wanted to breastfeed because I wanted to give my baby the most natural food designed just for her from my own body. Then I found out my milk was set back from traumatic birth, and I was starving her. I was so grateful that formula was there for my baby, and it had my back.”
Like many stay at home mums, the experience can feel isolating at times, Joy said drawing has helped her build her own “tribe”.
“Drawing her and sharing the art online has helped me find my tribe at my fingertips during the stretch of days when I feel isolated from the world I knew before my baby was born. Even on days filled with my amateur mom struggles, I had more inspiration to draw about them.”