Twenty two words reports:
Steph and Claire Eden-McIlroy are an Australian couple who have a baby girl, LJ.
— This Morning (@thismorning) March 3, 2017
But while Claire is the mom who gave birth, Steph trained her body to lactate in the months before the baby arrived and they both take turns breastfeeding her, something many people didn’t even know was possible.
Speaking to This Morning, Steph explained that she had researched other couples who managed to successfully do the same before she began to employ methods that made her breasts begin to lactate.
The two actually went viral back in February for a series of photos taken by birth photographer Lacey Barratt that showed them taking turns feeding LJ.
Can we talk about breastfeeding and same sex couples for a minute? Can we talk about how NORMAL this should be? Having a desire to share the responsibility with your partner is normal and POSSIBLE. Ladies, did you know, that you DO NOT have to be the birth mother in order to breastfeed? Adoptive parents, surrogacy parents, you can breastfeed your baby! Same sex male couples, did you know that you can find a woman to wet nurse your baby? Have donor milk? SNS? The possibilities are endless, and should be respected as a heterosexual couple is. [ps if you know this gorgeous couple. please refrain from tagging.] I also, will not tolerate ANY bullying or name slinging on this page. ever. Equality is deserved by everyone <3 . . . . #equality #samesexmarriage #normalizebreastfeeding #melbourne #humansuncensoredproject
The new moms wanted to show same-sex couples the possibilities the human body can present.