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A photo of a mom breastfeeding her infant is going viral for a heartbreaking reason. She’s nursing her daughter through chemotherapy treatments, as the little one was born with cancer. Their breastfeeding relationship is proving to be a huge comfort to them both during the most difficult time imaginable.

Mom Anastasia Pittis shared a stunning photo of her daughter Xenia nursing on the Facebook page Breastfeeding Mama Talk with no idea what an impact it would have. Pittis tells Babble, “The reaction has been pretty incredible. I was really surprised that the picture got so much attention and that others were being so supportive.”

Six-month-old Xenia was born with stage 3 brain cancer and in the photo, her surgery scar shows as she happily nurses. It’s a gut-wrenching image, but seeing her comforted by breastfeeding has many cheering Pittis on as she continues to nurse her daughter throughout treatment. Sadly, the supportive comments also include many readers sharing their own stories of infants with cancer.

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