Shay Mitchell praised for normalising breastfeeding in new Instagram photo

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JULY 26: Shay Mitchell of 'Dollface' speaks onstage during the Hulu segment of the Summer 2019 Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 26, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Shay Mitchell of 'Dollface' speaks onstage during the Hulu segment of the Summer 2019 Television Critics Association Press Tour. [Photo: Getty]

Shay Mitchell became a first-time mother nearly two months ago, and already she and her newborn daughter are “Breast friends.”

The 32-year-old actress and mum to Atlas Noa seems to already have the hang of her new role as she’s posted a number of photos to Instagram while traveling and enjoying life with her bundle of joy and longtime boyfriend Matte Babel.

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But it’s the latest photo of Mitchell breastfeeding the couple’s baby girl that has fans deeming her “mommy goals”, after the popular American term for “mummy”.

Model and mother-to-be Ashley Graham was the one to give Mitchell that title after seeing the flawless photo of the Pretty Little Liars actress cradling her daughter, while Hilary Duff joked, “That exactly what I looked liiiike.”

Others commented on the “power” displayed in the photo and complimented the actress for normalising breastfeeding by displaying it to her 26.5 million followers.

“Makes me wanna have a baby!” a friend of Mitchell’s commented. “You are amazing,” wrote another.

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Still, it wouldn’t be the first time that people have gushed over Mitchell as a mother as she’s shared other cute moments with Atlas on social media.

While some mothers struggle with breastfeeding, the process is proven to offer health benefits for children in later life.

Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for babies up to six months of age – and alongside “appropriate complementary foods” up until infants are two years old, according to the World Health Organisation.

Click below to learn what other famous mums, from Hilary Duff to Stacey Solomon, have shared about their nursing experiences:

Mitchell’s not the only celebrity mum to share her breastfeeding journey on social media.

In the past, the likes of Keira Knightley and Lucy Mecklenburgh have also opened up about breastfeeding.

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