Victoria's Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel has joined the fight to bust the stigma around breastfeeding in public. The model (and new mom) took to Instagram Sunday night to share her experiences with public breastfeeding, and to question why it's deemed acceptable for her to pose topless (or nude) for photos, but not acceptable to feed her child in public.
Candice Swanepoel shared a photo of herself breastfeeding her young son on Instagram and wrote:
Many women today are shamed for breastfeeding in public, or even kicked out of public places for feeding their children. I have been made to feel the need to cover up and somewhat shy to feed my baby in public places but strangely feel nothing for the topless editorials I've done in the name of art..? The world has been desensitized to the sexualization of the breast and to violence on tv... why should it be different when it comes to breastfeeding? -Breastfeeding is not sexual it's natural- Those who feel it is wrong to feed your child in public need to get educated on the benefits breastfeeding has on mother and child and intern (sic) on society as a whole.
She's got a point, breastfeeding shamers. Maybe it's time to back off.