“Human milk is like ice cream, penicillin, and the drug ecstasy all wrapped in two pretty packages” – Florence Williams
Being a mother makes a woman a superhero. Breastfeeding is a sort of power enhancement for her; she gave a life from her body, and she is also sustaining and nurturing it from the same body. The concept is deep and humbling. Punta Cana, mother of two, Katya Nova knows how amazing this is, so she does not owe anybody any kind of apology for breastfeeding in public. After all, it is now legalized to breastfeed publicly in every state in America.
31 year old Katya uses her incredible and brave photos as subtle advocacy for the normalization of breastfeeding. Why should people try to tag indecency to something so beautiful and natural? A mother’s milk is one of the most nutritious, nourishing and refreshing foods that anyone can find on Earth.
Encouraging Other Moms to be Proud of Nurturing
Katya is a spiritual, natural and holistic woman. She is a crystal-loving, palm-fronds clutching, chakra-wielding, meditating kind of holistic woman. She lives a very inspiring and understrained life. In one of her Instagram posts, she bitterly complained that no movie ever portays childbirth and post-natal recovery in a realistic way.
“Why is it that no film or TV show EVER portrays labor/birth realistically? It is honestly one of my biggest pet peeves. No wonder most women have so much fear around birth and BOTH men and women have no real understanding of what the birthing AND postpartum healing process is like,” Katya wrote.
Katya breastfeeds her baby Phoenix anywhere she needs to. If anyone stares hard enough to get offended, then it is their problem. Mothers should not be embarrassed about feeding their babies in public. Breastfeeding is an important aspect of a baby’s development and it is as necessary as the daily rising and setting of the sun.
Katya’s Instagram page, @nurturingnovas is filled with amazing photos of her family, living beautiful lives in Punta Cana Village. Breastfeeding, yoga, cooking, spending quality time with her adorable platinum-blonde kids and sharing souls with her husband Rob. Her most viral picture is a photo shoot of her breastfeeding her baby in the pool. Truly amazing.
Katya believes motherhood should be celebrated and not censored. No mom should ever be chastised or shamed for giving life to her young one. For the six months to one year, a baby’s exclusive food source is where his mother’s heartbeat is.