Multitasking Mama! Tess Holliday Breastfeeds Bowie During Photoshoot Prep
When a baby’s gotta eat, a baby’s gotta eat!
“Working moms come in all shapes, sizes, colors & creeds!” she continued, with the hashtags, “#normalizebreastfeeding,” “#workingmom” and “#whorunstheworld.”
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@nickhollidayco captured this photo of me getting ready yesterday to shoot the next instalment of my #mblmxtess @penningtons collection, and it reminded me of @gisele's iconic photo breastfeeding on set💅🏻Working moms come in all shapes, sizes, colors & creeds! #normalizebreastfeeding #workingmom #whorunstheworld
The body-positive Holliday, 31, recently faced criticism for sharing a couple of photos on social media that show her nursing Bowie freely. Her supportive fiancé’s response? To shut the haters down.
“Don’t let anyone make you feel bad about feeding your child, wherever that may be,” Nick wrote next to a black-and-white snap of their son breastfeeding three weeks after he was born. “And for the women out there who can’t breastfeed, don’t let anyone make you feel bad about that either.”
A lot of people seemed to get upset that @tessholliday posted a photo hashtagged "#normalizebreastfeeding" which didn't actually feature the act of breastfeeding. So here you go. She actually looks really sexy here – but it isn't always like that. Sometimes it's stressful and messy and nothing goes how you want it to. But sometimes it's bliss. Don't let anyone make you feel bad about feeding your child, wherever that may be, and for the women out there who can't breastfeed, don't let anyone make you feel bad about that either. Edited to add: Finding a plus size mother (two groups robbed of all sexuality) with whom I am in a relationship "sexy" for being a good mum is not the same as objectifying strangers body parts in public.
Holliday is no stranger to online criticism concerning her parenting techniques — or her body.
“When people say to me, ‘I can’t tell you’re pregnant,’ I will continue to live unapologetically, to thrive in this body, prove the naysayers wrong & laugh at the ignorance,” she proudly captioned a nude bathroom selfie from May 19 that clearly depicted her 37-week bump.
“It’s also okay to tell someone to f— off when they give you unsolicited advice about what’s ‘best’ for you & your baby,” Holliday advised in the caption for another selfie she took at 32 weeks. “As women, we know what’s best & that’s our business … no one else’s.”
— Jen Juneau