30 Unforgettably Sweet Moments Between Animal Moms and Babies

These photographs of nursing animals will warm your heart.

From a polar bear and her cubs in Canada to a dolphin and her calf in Japan, these animal moms are there to help when babies get hungry.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of World Breastfeeding Week, we’ve collected incredible photos of 30 different animals nursing their offspring. World Breastfeeding Week is recognized every year from August 1 to 7 to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world.

Sneak a peek at these photos of animal mothers and their kin in these National Geographic Creative photos, which showcase the unique work of award-winning photographers and cinematographers.

Related: Baby Blue Whale Nursing (Exclusive Drone Video)

While researching pygmy blue whales in the South Taranaki Bight region of New Zealand, Leigh Torres used a drone to capture footage of a baby blue whale nursing. This is believed to be the first time that aerial footage has documented the nursing behavior of this endangered marine species.