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Candice Swanepoel’s Breastfeeding Photographs Have Caused A Stir For The Most Bizarre Reason

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Breastfeeding can be a truly beautiful thing. Candice Swanepoel certainly shows that and has been encouraging mums to celebrate breastfeeding since she gave birth last year.

Many have applauded the Victoria’s Secret model for ‘normalising’ breastfeeding. However, the gorgeous mum to five-month-old son Anacã, has recently received some backlash from some online haters, who have questioned why her son is naked while she’s breastfeeding him, reports East Coast Radio.

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“Why is the baby naked?” one social media user asked, while another added: “That naked baby has me questioning her motives, no way would I breastfeeding my ‘naked’ baby.”

However, others have jumped to the South African stunner’s defence, with one saying: “I breastfed my baby while he was naked, I was also topless.

“It’s a bond you feel when you have that closeness skin to skin. Some babies prefer to be naked when eating, it calms them for whatever reason.”

Another weighed in: “The real issue is that a group of mums… are tearing her down because the baby is naked and questioning his age and saying it is staged… why?… For no real reason.

“It’s sad and pathetic. Who cares. She works, she breastfeeds and her baby is healthy and happy. Go mama.”

ADORABLE ❤ | Así fue capturada la modelo Candice Swanepoel, mientras amamantaba su pequeño Anacá. ? | La modelo sudafricana se encontraba en ese preciso momento en una sesión de fotos para #VOGUEBrasil en el Hotel Fasano [Brasil] ?, mientras se tomaba un descanso para amamantar a su pequeño Anacá quien nació a inicios del pasado Octubre/2016. No es la primera vez que El Ángel de Victoria Secrets, se ve amamantando a su hijo, pues el pasado Diciembre/2016, CAN’ compartió una fotografía al momento que hacía una campaña por lactancia y escribió lo siguiente; ❤ “Muchas mujeres hoy se avergüenzan de amamantar en público, o incluso son expulsadas de lugares públicos por alimentar a sus hijos. Me han hecho sentir la necesidad de cubrirme para alimentar a mi bebé en lugares públicos, pero extrañamente no siento nada por los editoriales topless que he hecho en nombre ¿del arte? ¿Por qué debería ser diferente cuando se trata de la lactancia materna? La lactancia materna no es sexual es natural. Aquellos que sienten que es malo alimentar a su hijo en público necesitan ser educados sobre los beneficios que la lactancia materna tiene sobre la madre, el niño y en la sociedad en su conjunto”. _____________ #Candice #CandiceSwanepoel Post [email protected] #PaparazziRD ℹ

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It’s not the first time Candice has lashed out at the breastfeeding shamers.

In December, the model shared an intimate Instagram post of her feeding Anacã, who was born in October. Underneath the photo she wrote a lengthy post about society’s double standards when it comes to women and their breasts.

Breastfeeding Is Not Sexual It’s Natural

“Many women today are shamed for breastfeeding in public, or even kicked out of public place for feeding their children,” she wrote.

“Those who feel it is wrong to feed your child public need to get educated on the benefits breastfeeding has mother and child.

“I have been made to feel the need to cover up and somewhat shy to feed my baby in public places but strangely feel nothing for the topless editorials I’ve done in the name of art?”

2 months of pure joy with my little love.? ?

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We think it’s about time we celebrated mums who nourish their babies, whether they or their child is naked when they nurse them. It doesn’t matter how a baby is fed! Breast, bottle… mixed – after all,  a fed baby is a happy, healthy baby!

Meanwhile, read how this breastfeeding mum of four is smashing stereotypes or for more celebrity news visit here.  

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Jennifer Hartnett

Jennifer is our Senior News Producer with a passion for trending news and lifestyle stories. Jennifer spends the rest of her time running around after her son Kian.