Breastfeeding in public is still a no-no in most countries. Most women are shamed if they decide to feed their babies in public, but model Nicole Trunfio and Elle Magazine Australia think otherwise.
First-time mom Trunfio posed for June cover of Elle Magazine Australia while nursing her four-month-old son Zion. This was not the original plan, but during a break the magazine staff saw how beautiful Trunfio looked while nursing her baby. They decided right then and there to change their original concept. According to Justine Cullen, Elle Editor-in-chief, “It was completely a natural moment that resulted in a powerful picture.”
Aside from making an amazing photograph, Trunfio also shared very inspiring words on Instagram. “There’s nothing more powerful and beautiful than motherhood. The last thing I want to do is be controversial, so please take this for what it is. Let us #normalizebreastfeeding. There is nothing worse than a mother that is judged for feeding her hungry child in public. #weareonlyhuman I’m so proud of this cover and for what it stands for.”
She added, “I obviously don’t look like this while I am breastfeeding but this stands for all women out there, whether you breastfeed or not. We gave birth, we are women, we are mothers. Thank you to Elle for being so bold and making such an encouraging, positive and healthy statement.#womenunite“