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Blake Lively shows off the 'perks' of breastfeeding in gorgeous selfie

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Breastfeeding in a bikini, Blake Lively is a proud nursing mama (PHOTO)

Blake Lively just scored major points with moms everywhere!

The actress posted a beautiful selfie on Instagram of her breastfeeding her daughter. Playfully captioned, "the PERKS of breastfeeding," Blake shows hints of a purple bathing suit as she nurses her 6-month-old daughter, James (not pictured), in a lagoon. US Weekly reveals the 27-year-old actress is currently traveling with the World Wildlife Fund and Lokai for an upcoming project.

The PERKS of breastfeeding. #YesThatsRiceInMyHair #BlondevsBronde #BrondeJamesBronde

A photo posted by Blake Lively (@blakelively) on

When it comes to breastfeeding, Blake has certainly made her journey no secret. In an interview with Allure magazine, she admits breastfeeding is "a full-time job."

"I'm, like, driving down the road, pumping," jokes Lively. Even though she and her husband, actor Ryan Reynolds, have been a bit hush when it comes to their daughter, it's great to hear another mom's adventures in parenting.

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While Blake isn't the first celebrity mother to post breastfeeding selfies on social media, it couldn't come at a better time, considering the backlash mothers receive for nursing their child, especially in public. It seems like moms these days can't feed their baby without it becoming a huge ordeal. In a society full of sexualized content, is it really taboo for a woman to breastfeed her child? Moms everywhere should feel empowered to nurse their child — and if the mood strikes to take a selfie, like Blake did, that choice is up to you.

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As a mother of two little boys under 2 years old, I have way too many memories of dodging folks in public while breastfeeding so they could feel better. Whether I was ducking out into my car at the end of the parking lot or pacing up and down a public restroom, it can get very tiresome. Seeing other women breastfeed in public has inspired me to let down my guard and do the same. Thank goodness I did, as throwing a blanket over my shoulders saves me more time than trying to find a secret spot to nurse. In most cases, my infant son will finish his liquid gold within five or seven minutes. What's the big deal?

More: Why moms choose to breastfeed

Kudos to Blake and other mothers who aren't ashamed to naturally feed their children. Hopefully breastfeeding will have less of a stigma so more moms can feel more comfortable. There should be no shame.

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