21 Celebrity Moms Who’ve Defended Their Right To Breastfeed In Public

Model Nicole Trunfio was photographed breastfeeding her son, Zion, for ELLE Australia‘s June 2015 cover. The proud mama captioned her correlating Instagram post, “I obviously don’t look like this while I am breastfeeding but this stands for all women out there, whether you breastfeed or not, we gave birth, we are women, we are mothers.”

In an interview with ELLE Australia, Nicole also said, “You know, everyone has their own opinions about [breastfeeding]. Some think that it’s a private moment that you should share only with your child. Some think it’s a cultural thing. But I think mainly, it’s the sexual side of it. A woman’s body is so sexualized. So a woman can be in lingerie on a billboard with her breasts protruding out of bra, but a mother who’s fully clothed and being discreet can’t breastfeed her child. I think breasts need to be seen as non-sexual things. They need to be seen for what they’re for: feeding a child. In society, we’ve made women into this visual thing that’s used to sell. As a model I can say I use my body for that. I use it to sell products: clothing, lingerie. But we need to find that balance as a culture.”

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