Awesome bride openly breastfeeds her baby at wedding
"I was pretty stressed out thinking about her being so upset," Torino-Bento told TODAY. "I was happy to take her and I was able to calm her down. I was feeling pretty proud of myself."
Torino-Bento, who follows attachment parenting principles, exclusively breastfeeds her 9-month-old daughter, Gemma. She was concerned Gemma might become anxious during the ceremony and cry. The baby had missed her morning nap and would be in a crowded, new environment.
When Gemma started crying 15 minutes in, Torino-Bento stopped the ceremony and nursed her. The infant soon fell asleep, and Torino-Bento handed her to a nearby relative and carried on with her nuptials.
"It felt pretty normal, nothing too out of the usual for me, except for I was wearing a 50-pound dress," Torino-Bento told TODAY. "I was very fortunate I was able to maneuver myself out of it without too much struggle."
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She joins other mom role models like Brandi Chantalle, who made headlines as a breastfeeding bride in early 2016.
"That moment when you're getting married and your baby gets hungry. Feeling SO proud of myself! Fighting that good fight!" Torino-Bento wrote on her Facebook page.
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