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Fans Are Praising Ashley Graham For Not Being Afraid To Breastfeed In Public

Rae Batchelor 14 Feb 2020

Ashley Graham has definitely kept it real her entire career, and she's clearly not afraid to do whatever feels right for her regardless of what people think.

Obviously, she's handled her pregnancy and postpartum the same way.

Ashley is a model, podcaster, and advocate for body positivity.

Ashley was the first plus sized model to be featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue in 2016, and she's only continued to make headlines since then, including on her recent pregnancy journey.

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Ashley has been super upfront about the struggles a new mom faces.

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Such as her newfound love for disposable underwear, which she shared alongside the caption, "Raise your hand if you didn’t know you’d be changing your own diapers too," and adding, "No one talks about the recovery and healing (yes even the messy parts) new moms go through."

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In her birth announcement photo, Ashley was breastfeeding baby Isaac. Some fans had a big problem with this.

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Some fans accused her of oversharing what should be a personal moment, stating "when you're old you will regret sharing so much."

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Others felt that it was a beautiful picture that her Instagram followers didn't need to see.

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Obviously, it's Ashley's life, and she can choose what she shares or doesn't share!

Some fans had a problem with the breastfeeding aspect on its own.

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Like this comment, that called the shot "borderline sexual."

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Of course, fans hopped to Ashley's defense, writing that it was a beautiful moment between mother and son, with one adding that it's "The sweetest bond ever!"

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In new pictures, Ashley is showing she's not embarrassed by all the different parts that can come with new motherhood, including public breastfeeding.

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The shot showcases her breastfeeding her baby while she takes a drink from a coffee cup, and Ashley captioned the shot with a coffee cup emoji and a baby bottle emoji.

Coffee and milk, anyone?

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People in her comments are loving the fact that she's not afraid to show her reality.

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One woman in the comments shared a story of 20 years ago when she was asked to leave a coffee shop for doing the same thing, writing, "I had to take my hungry crying baby, and my embarrassed crying self, out to the street. [...] We have (hopefully) come a long way!"

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"It blows BLOOWSSS my MIND that people could find this offensive," said one fan.

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While a few commenters requested that she use a blanket or a cover while breastfeeding, the overwhelming majority were supportive of Ashley's right to be able to feed her baby however works for her!

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Ashley is also obviously not embarrassed by all aspects of motherhood.

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Like stretch marks, which are often a part of a post-pregnancy body. Ashley proudly showed off hers on Instagram, writing, "same me. few new stories," alongside the shot.

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"Such a beautiful map of a life well traveled!" said one commenter.

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It's awesome that Ashley is so open with her journey and that she can inspire and empower tons of other women with her honesty and bravery!

Congratulations to Ashley and her partner on their beautiful baby!

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Ashley isn't the only celebrity to be praised for keeping it real about breastfeeding.

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Amy Schumer caught some heat for performing stand up shortly after her son's birth, and was accused of not being home enough to breastfeed him. Amy shared this shot of herself pumping breastmilk to prove the haters wrong and to keep it real for herself.

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'The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik also was under fire from fans who felt that she breastfed too long.

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Mayim nursed her children until they were four, and received a lot of criticism from fans who felt that that was too old for a child to be breastfed.

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Singer Alanis Morisette hasn't let any hateful comments stop her from sharing her family moments.

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While Alanis receives a few offended comments on her breastfeeding pictures, it hasn't stopped her from sharing her beautiful family moments with the world.

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Kourtney Kardashian even managed to make pumping look glamorous.

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It's awesome to see celebrity moms normalizing one of the most basic functions of the human body!

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