Today Blake Lively, wed to the equally as talented and attractive Ryan Gosling, posted a picture to Instagram where she is breastfeeding her daughter James.
The caption reads “The perks of breastfeeding”. The 27 year old actress best known for her role as Serena in the series Gossip Girl, is in Bankok for a role in an upcoming film. Her daughter James was just born before New Years, and accompanied her talented momma to the shoot.
Why does anyone care? Because maybe this is one step towards de-stigmatizing breastfeeding. Mothers bodies are much more than sexual objects, and in turn should not constantly be held to this obscure standard in the public’s eye.
Women are often shamed for breastfeeding in public. The more the mainstream is accepting of the female body being exposed and accepted as more than a sexual display, the closer it is to a safe and accepting place for women to do and be as they please without everyone else’s unwanted opinions.