We all know that infuriatingly, breastfeeding is a bit of a motherhood minefield. Perplexingly, women face pressure about not doing it at the same time as being criticised for feeding in public spaces.
One new mum who's hitting back against this bizarre stigma is Elsa Hosk, a model probably best known for her work strutting down the runway as a Victoria's Secret Angel.
Elsa gave birth to a daughter, Tuulikki Joan, in February. Announcing the happy news she said of her baby:
"Happiest day of my life meeting you. Proudest moment in my life giving birth to you."
Just under two months after baby Tuuli's birth, Elsa shared with followers that she's gone back to work on her first shoot.
“Mom’s first day back on set and look who came along,” she captioned a post featuring selfies from the back of the car, with her daughter happily breastfeeding.
Many of Elsa's fans were delighted to see this lovely moment between a working mum and her baby.
"Such a cutie baby. Love the confidence. You go mama!" one said.
However, as is usually the way with the internet, some people weren't happy with the content of Elsa's 'gram post. The new mum took to her Stories to say she'd been getting DMs from men who were offended by the breastfeeding photos, expertly shutting them down in the process.
“Find it interesting the amount of DMs I get from men who get offended when you post a photo breastfeeding. Like… why is the most natural thing so offending to you? Breasts literally exist so we can feed our children," she wrote.
You tell 'em, Elsa.
Shortly afterwards, the model posted some scenic shots of a neighbourhood walk with baby Tuuli, showing that the Instagram haters won't stop her from sharing insights into her motherhood journey. And we love to see it!
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