This year, Aug. 1 to 7 marked World Breastfeeding Week, and to show support, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau posted an intimate photo of his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, feeding their son Hadrien.
“This World Breastfeeding Week, let’s support mothers to breastfeed anytime, anywhere,” the tweet reads, attributing the quote to Grégoire Trudeau.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) August 6, 2016
And this isn’t the first time the wife of the prime minister has come forward in support of breastfeeding. In a recent profile in Chatelaine magazine, she spoke candidly about continuing to feed her youngest son at age 2.
“I know he’s my last one; it’s a little hard to give it up,” she says.
She later elaborated on this in an interview with Katie Couric for Yahoo, saying, “I think it’s a woman’s choice. I breastfed my three babies. I also gave them formula. I think it’s a beautiful bond, and I encourage it, but I don’t judge.”
World Breastfeeding Week is aimed at “raising awareness of the links between breastfeeding and the Sustainable Development Goals” that were developed in September 2015 by a number of world leaders in an effort to end poverty and protect the planet.
“By recognizing that breastfeeding is a key to sustainable development, we will value our wellbeing from the start of life, respect each other and care for the world we share,” states the WBW website.
Joining Grégoire Trudeau, Alberta Cabinet Minister Stephanie McLean posted her own breastfeeding picture with the caption “Breastfeed wherever – yes even at work!”
— Stephanie McLean (@NDPStephanie) August 5, 2016