Using religious images of the Madonna and Child as reference, Schoeller captured each mother breast-feeding her child or children. “When you think of breast-feeding, you think of mothers holding their children, which was impossible with some of these older kids,” Schoeller says. “I liked the idea of having the kids standing up to underline the point that this was an uncommon situation.”
TIME Magazine Cover: Are You Mom Enough?
In Asia, the Confucian Tales of Filial Piety made clear the importance and virtue of putting one's parents before one's self or children.