Panama

 

There is no rest for the weary. As soon as the mother takes a break on a bench down by the river her daughter scrambles up on her lap to nurse. As in many indigenous societies, women breastfeed their children for many years. This girl may be nearly four. Families are typically large and some mothers may lactate continuously for years. 

Embera Drua, Chagres River, Panama

 

Jean-Philippe Soule 2001