Breastfeeding. It’s something many of us do on a daily basis (and nightly, oh dear God let’s not forget the nights.. Or maybe we should?!).
Whether you breastfeed for one month or three years, you deserve to take a bow, mama. Breastfeeding is HARD WORK, and that’s even without those common issues that can plague new mums (think fears about supply, nipple pain and the dreaded ‘super tit’ AKA engorgement).
It’s one of the reasons we love World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), which celebrates and encourages breastfeeding and the health of babies all over the world.
Some of our fave homegrown and international celebs are all about feeling the WBW love and we’ve rounded up the best #brelfie snaps (that’s ‘breastfeeding selfie’ for the uninitiated) to end the week with a boobin’ bang.
Soon to be mum-of-two, Megan Gale, shared this gorgeous flashback to her time feeding son River.
I find it so shocking that breastfeeding in public is still so frowned upon and considered inappropriate in many cases. Women are being made to feel guilt and shame for breastfeeding their child when it is not only undoubtedly the best method to feed your baby, it’s also the physical function of breasts and what they’re intended for. I have faced my own triumphs and struggles trying to breastfeed – it’s harder than one can imagine. However I (thankfully) was never told not to breastfeed in public. I’d like to see someone try and tell me not to 🙅🏽 When you finally get the hang of it and have the ability to do it, the last thing any woman wants is to be told to stop, that it’s inappropriate, wrong or abnormal. It’s the most normal, natural thing in the world and it needs to be fully accepted not frowned upon. I actually wondered whether or not to post this photo as I had the thought “Is it a bit too full on for Instagram”? But I instantly realised it’s that exact train of thought that is encouraging the stigma. So here I am, in my most natural state, doing what comes naturally with my beautiful boy ❤️ I encourage you to post your own breastfeeding pics ladies during #worldbreastfeedingweek (Aug 1 – Aug 7) and help to #normalizebreastfeeding ❤️
Breastfeeding advocate Alyssa posted a series of #brelfies for 2016 World Breastfeeding Week to raise awareness and share the nursing love.
The Aussie model captioned her image; “Happy international Breastfeeding Week. Almost two years and still going strong!”
Mum-of-two, Liv, shared this sweet #brelfie snap feeding daughter Lula.
Pink is known for her stance on #normalizingbreastfeeding and we love this throwback shot of her nursing daughter, Willow.
Supermodel Nicole appeared on the cover of Australian ELLE feeding newborn son Zion. She threw back to the shoot with an Insta #brelfie post supporting 2017 WBW.
Happy World Breastfeeding Week everyone! We’d love to see your best #brelfie – share it with us in the comments on Facebook! Then take a look at more good reads about breastfeeding from our writing team.
(Top image via Instagram)