HANOI - The sacred feelings and sweet moments that mothers and babies share during breastfeeding are themes of 'Pure and Sweet', a non-profit photography project on breastfeeding by Nguyen Bao Ngoc.
The photographs include those that show hungry babies waiting to be fed, a father's happiness while looking at his wife and newborn child, and a baby enjoying breastfeeding.
As the mother of a breast-fed baby, Ngoc understands the special emotions felt by all mothers when their babies are nursing. They are grateful to Mother Nature for favouring them with breast milk to feed their children.
Breast milk provides newborns and toddlers not only nutrition, but also antibodies, and cannot be compared with any other source of food.
The fact is several women don't know about breastfeeding and many newborns are fed formula milk.
Ngoc said she implemented the project with the aim of encouraging all mothers to breastfeed their children. She expects the project to help the public become more aware of the advantages of breastfeeding.
She intends to release a pictorial book, and organise a photo exhibition as part of the project.