Before heading out for her Valentine’s Day dinner for two with husband Justin Verlander, new mama Kate Upton got to work on a little Valentine’s Day for one: her 3-month-old daughter, Genevieve.
The model has been praised for sharing a “relatable” selfie that shows her using a breast pump ahead of her date with her baseball star husband.
A post shared by Kate Upton (@kateupton) on Feb 14, 2019 at 6:48pm PST
Thanks to Upton’s chic outfit, the photo recalls Rachel McAdams’s recent fashion shoot, in which the actress and fellow new mom pumped breast milk while wearing designer clothes. McAdams’s shoot, however, sparked criticism that it presented an unrealistically glamorous image of mom life.
A million reasons why I wanted to post this picture. Obviously #rachelmcadams looks incredible and was quite literally the dream to work with but also this shoot was about 6 months post her giving birth to her son, so between shots she was expressing/pumping as still breastfeeding. We had a mutual appreciation disagreement about whose idea it was to take this picture but I’m still sure it was hers which makes me love her even more. Breastfeeding is the most normal thing in the world and I can’t for the life of me imagine why or how it is ever frowned upon or scared of. I don’t even think it needs explaining but just wanted to put this out there, as if it even changes one person’s perception of something so natural, so normal, so amazing then that’s great. Besides she’s wearing Versace and @bulgariofficial diamonds and is just fucking major. Big shout out to all the girls 💪🏽 #rachelmcadams for @girls.girls.girls.magazine .com cover shoot 📸 @clairerothstein #pleaseshare . . . Side note: I did not look anywhere near as fabulous as this when feeding/pumping. And that’s ok too. . . . Stylist: @alicialombardini 👠 #girlsgirlsgirlsmag #girlsgirlsgirls #bringingbackthewoman #nogrungejustglamour #independentmagazine #printisnotdead #normalisebreastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeeding #life #women #versace #bulgari
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Upton, on the other hand, is getting nothing but rave reviews, with fans thanking her for helping to “normalize” breastfeeding.
“Great job,” read one comment. “Proud of you. Best thing you can do for your angel.”
“This is awesome, and relatable,” added a fan.
“Mom stuff. Every day,” another commenter wrote. “Love it. Thanks for sharing.”
“Yes girl!!! I feel like I am constantly pumping,” a fellow mom shared.
“You go mama,” wrote another commenter.
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