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Supporting Mom's with Parent’s Path Art by Philips Avent

By May 12, 2023

During a preview for Parent’s Path Art Collection by Philips Avent, I meet women artists and have a first look at some of their artwork, which highlighted each artist reflections on their unique journey with motherhood.

Lauren J. Turner Parent’s Path Art Collection by Philips Avent

Note: I was invited as media. However any personal views expressed are 100% my own.

Each artistic piece depicted self-expression, self-care and community support as essential parts of nurturing new parents through the journey. While all the women are mothers, Philips Avent understands and supports each parenthood personal experiences.

To hear how one artist uses art to highlight her parenting experience, I interviewed Lauren J. Turner, a mother, artist, and birth worker (lactation & doula) who uses her passion for maternal health to celebrate and support families.

Interviewed with Artist Lauren J. Turner

Importance of Portraying Breastfeeding

Lauren J. Turner: It is definitely important to have representation. Being able to see yourself is important and sometimes you don't get the opportunity. Art gives us the opportunity to go into spaces that we would not necessarily see.

When I was breastfeeding my son, even before that, I did not get an opportunity to like see nursing happen. I never saw anybody breastfeeding growing up.

Lauren J. Turner: And then when I did it with my son, I had a family member tell me to put my breast away. Like, you know, as if it was something wrong. But the art is to celebrate that moment.

Connecting with Philip Avent

Lauren J. Turner: I think we connected via email or social media. But I use the bottles with my son. But with my daughter, I decided to just nurse from my body, but with my son, I needed the opportunity to get, you know, get time alone for my mental health.

Working with the brand means a lot to me because, they have the same ideology that I have, which is to celebrate these moments and allow people to feel comfortable with doing it.

Sometimes bottle feeding is absolutely necessary. Sometimes it's an option and having an option is important.

Share Artwork for a Chance to Win $250 Worth of Philips Avent Products

Parent’s Path Art Collection by Philips Avent

To enter for a chance to win your choice of $250 worth of Philips Avent products, share your own artwork inspired by the joys, the challenges, or the unpredictability of your parenting journey.

Philips Avent wants to see your milestones, celebrations, and detours that make the first years of parenting feel like a rollercoaster – in whatever art medium you prefer.

Here’s how:

Artist in Parent's Path Art Collection by Philips Avent

Artist in Parent's Path Art Collection by Philips Avent

The Parent's Path Art Collection by Philips Avent begins with custom artwork developed by a group of mothers who share similar, yet totally unique experiences with parenthood.

Aimee Koran – A multi-disciplinary artist exploring the complex binaries of motherhood working in mediums of sculpture, photography and mixed-media installation, contributing works honoring the human experience and motherhood moments.

Alison Chen – Working in video, photography and performance, Alison's work centers on the complexities of intimate relationships, contributing a series of images to capture everyday moments and map the act of caregiving.

Lauren J. Turner – An experienced artist and doula working with paint imagery, contributing painted works highlighting the authentic and inclusive experiences of the parenting journey.

Liana Finck – Cartoonist and author documenting the details of the pregnancy journey, contributing a customized drawing deriving from her recent pregnancy and post-partum experiences.

Artist in Parent's Path Art Collection by Philips Avent

Philips Avent will donate the custom-curated art from the Parent's Path Art Collection to select medical centers supporting women and families.

Philips Avent continues its efforts in providing resources and support for parents navigating ups and downs of their individual parenting journey, knowing this uniqueness is what bonds parents together.

Learn more, visit - www.usa.philips.com/c-e/mo/parents-path

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