Just months after giving birth, Audrina Patridge seems to be adjusting really well to motherhood and all that comes with it. The former Hills star recently posted this adorable shot of herself breastfeeding her baby daughter, Kirra Max.
The beautiful moment was captured by Audrina’s younger sister Casey.
She’s been really open about the ups and downs of her new journey, sharing some of her new mom moments with PEOPLE magazine:
The lifestyle blogger said it took a while to look as serene as she did in the Instagram photo.
Thankfully, she’s had some wonderful help.
But despite the lack of sleep and all the changes, Patridge said nothing beats her new role.
This photo isn’t just a sweet bonding moment between mother and chid, it represents a much larger issue. Too often breastfeeding moms have been scrutinized and side-eyed by our sex-obsessed society. Breastfeeding is constantly being sexualized because of ignorance — and how do we fix ignorance? By dropping knowledge!
August was National Breastfeeding Month and moms have been posting their favorite nursing photos to help #NormalizeBreastfeeding. But just because it’s not August anymore, doesn’t mean moms shouldn’t be feeding their little ones whenever, wherever — without the scrutiny of others. Celebs like Pink participated in the movement with beautiful breastfeeding photos.
Last September for Glamour, Olivia Wilde “posed” breast feeding — the spread was much discussed, because many criticized Wilde for glamorizing breast feeding. But the actress spoke up, saying her son was hungry during the photoshoot, and she wasn’t about to cower away in a corner to feed him. “Shooting a cover shoot for a magazine is work, and during that day my son had to eat, and so I had to feed him. I thought, if you’re taking a portrait of me, this is part of me.”
See, the act of breastfeeding is one of the most natural things in the universe. Women who’ve decided to breastfeed, didn’t do so for attention, or to show off their breasts in public, or to make you uncomfortable — they did so with the sole intention of feeding their children.
So, here’s to removing the stigma of breastfeeding in public one selfie at a time.