Doutzen Kroes breastfeeds her 11-month-old daughter, Myllena, in a new picture posted on her Instagram account. According to Mail Online, the Dutch supermodel posted the black and white snap which showed her baby’s head, part of her breast, and her jaw and lips. Likely bringing attention to the sometimes controversial breastfeeding topic, Kroes proved that she was proud to nourish her baby naturally, and that she was “blessed” to be able to do so.
“‘Breasts are a scandal because they shatter the border between motherhood and sexuality – Iris Marion Young,'” she wrote.
According to Fox News, Kroes recently talked about being a mother of two, and just how different life is. She said that she appreciates the small things — like getting to take a shower — and that she really seems to like keeping her home life and her work life separate.
“I don’t have the time anymore. With one kid, it was okay. Now, I’m happy if I get to take a shower. I appreciate it more when I get makeup done. If I’m working, it’s very nice. I get to go home and my husband will be there, and I come home with makeup on. It’s almost like I’m a different woman.”
As Doutzen Kroes breastfeeds her daughter, and shares that special moment with the world, some are reminded of the harsh treatment that many mothers receive when they are feeding their children in public. Earlier this month, a woman was harassed by a man who was uncomfortable with her breastfeeding at a cafe in Australia.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the cafe owner actually stood up for the nursing mother, and told the man that if he had a problem, he could relocate his seat or leave the cafe altogether. The cafe owner (who was a man) received tons of positive feedback as this story went viral.
“As you can imagine we politely asked the offending customer to leave, but it still left the young mother embarrassed. It was a situation that did not have to arise at all. Cheese and Biscuits Cafe supports breast feeding mothers and we will not tolerate any bias towards them,” the cafe said in part after the incident.
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