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How to Make a Tree of Life Breastfeeding Photo

If you’re a breastfeeding mom, and I’m guessing you probably are if you’re reading this post, then you’ve probably seen those really cool Tree of Life photos floating around.

I don’t know how many times I see the question “can someone make me one of those cool Tree of Life photos”. I just wanna scream from the top of my lungs… ‘guys it’s so easy you can do it yourself’ haha.

So we partnered with PicsArt and decided to show you how. This post will show you how to make those cool Tree of Life photos, with step-by-step instructions.



Take a breastfeeding photo

I know, this one’s obvious. But definitely a step you can’t skip. If you already have one that you love, perfect! If not, you’ll want to make sure you get a good one.

The best photos for the Tree of Life effect are ones that show a good portion of your breast, a good profile of your baby and shows the actual latch between you and your baby.


Download the PicsArt app

If you’ve been wondering where all these moms are getting that tree / roots effect and those super cool filters… it’s from PicsArt. This app makes it SUPER easy to transform your pic to a beautiful piece of art.

If you don’t already have the app, you can get it HERE. *P.S. Use code THELITTLEMILKBAR for 30% off a year of PicsArt Gold.


Upload your favorite breastfeeding pic

Once you open the app, you’ll hit the big plus sign in the bottom middle of your screen. From there you can scroll through all the photos on your phone.

Then pick your favorite.



Choose Sticker

Click on the Sticker icon on the very bottom of your phone screen. You might have to scroll to find it if you don’t see it right away.



Search Tree of Life

Type in Tree of Life in the search bar. One thing I love about this app, they have TONS of options to choose from. They have some really cute heart shaped trees, rainbow colored trees and a few twisty / curly trees.



Once you’ve picked your tree, the sticker will show up on your pic. You can move it, resize it and rotate it however you want. The point is to position the tree and roots over your baby’s head and your breast, with the trunk connecting the too over your baby’s latch.

Then hit Apply in the top right corner.



Choose Effects

Click on Effects on the bottom of your screen. This is the fun part because there’s literally hundreds of different option to mix and match with.



Some of the most popular Tree of Life photos use the Magic effect. And one of my favorite effects from there is Midnight. It’s soooo good!

But feel free to experiment, try a few different effects and see which ones you like best.



Once you’ve found your perfect match you’ll hit the Apply and Next button in the top right corner. From there you’ll his Save and save it to your phone.



Voila! You did it. You have a beautiful Tree of Life breastfeeding pic to keep forever and to remember your breastfeeding journey forever. Don’t forget to post yours on Instagram with the hashtag #treeoflifebreastfeeding so we can see them!

Below is a before and after of the Tree of Life pic I created with my own photo. It literally took me 3 minutes. Easy peasy.

If you want some a more in depth tutorial on how to create your own Tree of Life photo with PicsArt, see the video below.

And don’t forget to use the code THELITTLEMILKBAR for 30% off a year of PicsArt Gold. Just click HERE.



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