A heartwarming and precious moment was recently captured by a proud mother, Estelle Royle Peters, who shared an endearing photo on the popular Facebook page, Breastfeeding Mama Talk. The image portrays her two-year-old daughter attempting to mimic breastfeeding her baby sister by gently pinching the skin on her stomach. The touching photograph not only showcases the loving bond between the siblings but also serves as an inspiration for other mothers. Many mothers in the online community were moved by the picture and shared their own stories of how their children had also tried to nurture their siblings in a similar manner. As the photo garnered attention and praise, the little girls quickly became internet sensations, spreading smiles and warmth across the digital landscape.
‘Ever caught one of your kids trying to “feed” their sibling?’ she captioned the image. ‘When your two-year-old tries to feed her newborn sister. Eh. My babies.
Too cute: Estelle Royle Peters shared a photo of her toddler trying to ‘breastfeed’ her newborn sister on the Facebook page, Breastfeeding Mama Talk
‘The older one is purple and blue from blueberries,’ she added.
In the photo, her oldest daughter is wearing only her diaper as she leans over her baby sister, trying to feed her.
The little girl, who is clearly imitating her mother when she is nursing, can be seen pinching a roll of skin near her crying sister’s head.
Precious moment: The photo has been liked more that 2,400 times since it was shared on Saturday
Love like no other: Estelle’s little girl clearly adores her baby sister, and the two are pictured sleeping together
After the snapshot was shared on Facebook on Saturday, it has been liked more that 2,400 times, with many people commenting on the sweet moment.
‘Don’t think she’ll get much milk outta that fat roll! Too cute!’ Meghan Cusce wrote.
The photo also inspired other moms to share their own stories about their children trying to feed their younger siblings in a similar fashion.
Making memories: The proud mother-of-two often shares photos of her daughters on her Facebook page
Look of love: ‘My babies,’ Estelle captioned this heartwarming Facebook photo in August
‘When my [little one] was born and I was tired one day my five-year-old said “don’t worry mummy, you rest and I’ll feed him’” before pulling up his shirt,’ Lucy Gough recalled.
‘My one-year-old tried to nurse off her five-year-old sister the other day in the bath,’ Chassity Stawinski said. ‘I thought it was so cute. Every once in a while, she will bring her toys for me to nurse thinking it will work.’
Some moms noted that their children were extremely overprotective of their siblings and would scold them for not feeding them fast enough when they were crying.
Community of mothers: Estelle’s photo of her daughter trying to feed her little sister inspired other moms to share their stories
Baby bump: Estelle shared pregnancy photos of herself in June, a few months before her daughter was born
‘When my little boy would start crying, his six-year-old sister would say, “He wants the boob mom!” — even while standing in line a the grocery store!’ Beckah Young revealed.
However, one mom is confident that her daughter will never try to breastfeed her baby brother ever again.
‘He latched one time and she has never played nursing again!’ Karen Leonhart explained.