»The experience of breastfeeding is special for so many reasons, including: the joyful bonding with your baby, the perfect nutrition only you can provide, the cost savings, and the health benefits for both mother and baby. In fact, breast milk has disease fighting antibodies that can help protect infants from several types of illnesses. And mothers who breastfeed have a lower risk of some health problems, including breast cancer and type 2 diabetes. Keep in mind that breastfeeding is a learned skill. It requires patience and practice. For some women, the learning stages can be frustrating and uncomfortable. The good news is that it will get easier, and support for breastfeeding mothers is growing. You are special because you can make the food that is uniquely perfect for your baby. Invest the time in yourself and your baby – for your health and for the bond that will last a lifetime.« – United States Department of Health and Human Services
Kenneth Koo is an artist and image-maker living and working in Paris. TENDER LOVING CARE is an ongoing series of images, part still life, part film still, considering the erotic tensions between animate and inanimate subjects and the complex bonds between labour, performance, and sexuality in everyday life.