At a time when shaming breastfeeding in public has almost become a trend, Candice Swanepoel took to Instagram and showed what she really thought of it.
It takes spunk to stand up for what you really believe in… especially so if it’s a topic of debate for many! So when Candice Swanepoel, a South African supermodel, better know as the Victoria’s Secret model, took to Instagram and posted a picture of her baby being breastfed.
This picture of her garnered an almost equal number of haters and supporters, as expected. But whats commendable is that the lady did what she thought was right and stood by it.
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 on society as a whole. 💪🏼💙 👫👭 #mothernature
So what is it that makes us mothers nervous about feeding a hungry baby in a public place. It’s not like we deliberately step out in the public just when the bub is hungry or it’s time for his feed. For an act as natural as feeding one’s baby, it can be quite discomforting and annoying warding off rude stares and comments only because you decided to unbutton in public when your little one whimpered for his share of food.
Continue reading for some tips on how to breastfeed in public with your head held high!