'Walking Dead' star supports breastfeeding with awesome photo

Mar 23, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. ET

Norman Reedus gave a strong endorsement for breastfeeding and the "free the nipple" movement with an amazing photo he posted to Instagram.

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If you needed any further endorsement of breastfeeding in public, Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon on AMC's The Walking Dead, agreed to take a photo with a couple of nursing mamas recently. According to the Facebook page Momma Is A Hippie, whose owner is a friend of one of the cute moms in the photo, they noticed he was holding a fake boob as they approached. Breastfeeding was discussed, and he was all for taking a breastfeeding pic — and reportedly he said it was the best photo he's ever taken. I might have to agree.

It's awesome that Reedus is a proponent of breastfeeding, but it's not totally surprising, as his character showed a nurturing side when a baby was born on The Walking Dead, and he helped care for her.

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Breastfeeding remains a polarizing topic, but having support from one of the most popular male stars on TV is a breath of fresh air. Thanks, Norman, for being awesome and showing that breastfeeding isn't something that needs to be hidden away. I expect your fan numbers have grown exponentially over the last day or two because of this badass photo.

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