Model breastfeeding on the runway breaks taboo and the internet!

Breastfeeding in public has always been considered as a taboo, but superwoman/model Mara Martin couldn’t care less when came out on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit runway breastfeeding her 4-month-old daughter!

The brave swimsuit model did not stop there; she also confidently flaunted her post-pregnancy bod and fans absolutely loved it!

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Mara Martin came out on the runway breastfeeding her daughter. (Image source: Instagram/Sports Illustrated Swimsuit)

Sports Illustrated shared the photo on Instagram, writing, “A moment we’ll never forget! (Mara Martin) walked the #SISwim x @paraisofashionfair runway show while breastfeeding her daughter.”

They also shared the moment on Twitter.

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Image source: TwitterSports Illustrated Swimsuit

Martin was one of the 16 finalists who walked the ramp for the magazine Sports Illustrated fashion show. She walked the ramp and posed in front of the media breastfeeding her daughter, Aria. The daring mother put headphones on Baby Aria’s little ears to protect them from all the jazzy noise.

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“The face you make when your mom makes it to the final 16”. (Image source: Instagram/Mara Martin)

Not only did the magazine endorse Martin’s bold move, but so did the iInternet! The responses were largely positive, with #NormalizeBreastfeeding circulating on Twitter.

According to an interview that Martin gave to the NBC, we got to know that her decision to breastfeed little Aria on ramp was completely spontaneous! Contrary to what some critics are commenting, it was not something pre-planned to promote a cause or raise awareness, though it coincidentally did come down to successfully doing so.

Martin wrote a powerful post on her Instagram, saying, “I can’t believe I am waking up to headlines with me and my daughter in them for doing something I do every day.” She further stated something very powerful, “I’m so grateful to be able to share this message and hopefully normalize breastfeeding and also show others that women CAN DO IT ALL!”

While there were some critics who argued that women should cover up while breastfeeding or just not engage in it in public, most are hoping that women will break this taboo and insist that other people should be able to embrace it.

More power to Mara!

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