Actor Kate Hudson has been praised for sharing a photo on social media showing her breastfeeding her baby while at work.
On Saturday (January 12), the 39-year-old mother-of-three uploaded the picture to Instagram, which showed her breastfeeding her three-month-old daughter, Rani Rose.
Since doing so, the star has been flooded with positive messages from fans, who’ve thanked her for normalising breastfeeding and showing the reality of it.
The image, which was taken by Chilean-born photographer Nino Muñoz, was captioned by Hudson:
When you’re workin but babies gotta eat 🍼💕 (Love you @ninomunoz 📷)
The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days star received plenty of praise, with one person writing:
Thank you for sharing and empowering nursing mums everywhere. Seeing you could quite literally give a mama the courage and strength to continue through all the trials.
While one mum commented:
From a mum who was shamed for breastfeeding both babies: thank you for helping to normalise something beautiful and natural.
Hudson, like many other mothers, are aware of how difficult it can be to juggle breastfeeding alongside a working life.
Speaking on The Today Show, she said:
I’m breastfeeding constantly now and I’m trying to figure out how to balance the breastfeeding and the work, which is always a mother’s challenge.
Even mums that have multiple kids, and it’s just hard with the pumping. I have one friend who is a milk machine.
I wish I was a milk machine. I’m not. I need to pump and I need to be on it.
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So…here we go! The routine with our baby is getting more familiar and I’m ready to start taking a little time in the day focusing on myself. For me that means my health. Why? Because I wanna be around a long time for these three kiddos of mine. I know that some are curious about what that means and for all you moms (wether working or not working moms) it is the most challenging thing in the world to balance kids and personal time. Let’s be honest, kids take the number one position and it’s haaaaard to make the time for yourself. I’ve been doing a lot of research and I’ve spent my life time trying all kinds of new things that are focused on health and wellness. Because I am on a mission right now to get back to my fighting weight ;) and my strong body/mind back I want to bring you in on some of this journey. If you want to follow a more in-depth of my to-dos, @prettyhappy will be posting all kinds of fun tidbits from exercises we are loving to foods/recipes we ❤️ and meditation practices I just can’t live without 🧘♀️ MY GOAL: I will be shooting a film in the spring and I’m looking to shed 25lbs. I’d like to try new workouts and eat as healthy as I can. I wanna do all this and keep up milk production, raise my kids, work everyday, make time for my man, have girlfriend time and stay sane! 🤪 I know that this sounds more like a new year resolution but after Thanksgiving and everyone thanking their health, I feel motivated to keep that up. Much love and hope everyone’s Having an amazing start to the holidays! 💋
Rani Rose is Hudson’s first child with her boyfriend, musician Danny Fujikawa. The couple welcomed the baby last year on October 2, and shared her first photo with fans a few days later.
The Almost Famous actor captioned the adorable image:
Our little rosebud
Hudson also has two older sons; 15-year-old Ryder with musician Chris Robinson – former lead singer of rock band The Black Crowes – and seven-year-old Bingham, whose father is musician Matthew Bellamy of Muse.
She also revealed she’s thought about having more children with boyfriend Danny, saying:
I always thought I’d have four to six kids. At one point I was like, ‘Oh, maybe I’m done’, and then I met Danny and was like, ‘Alright, I got to pump them out for him.’ He needs a boy. He needs his own boy.
According to the NHS, formula milk does not provide the same protection from illness and does not give you any health benefits, but regardless, a mother breastfeeding her hungry child shouldn’t be anything unusual if you happen to see it.
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