Victoria’s Secret model Doutzen Kroes posts a sweet photo as she breastfeeds her 10-month-old baby daughter Myllena — and totally nails it with her thought-provoking quote.
Supermodel Kroes has made her living showing off her amazing body and perfect cleavage modeling Victoria’s Secret lingerie and swimsuits. Now that she is a mom to her baby daughter Myllena, her body continues to be amazing as it takes on its new role; however she points out the contradiction between breasts being seen as sexual objects versus in a mothering and nourishing role.
“Breasts are a scandal because they shatter the border between motherhood and sexuality,” she captioned the photo, quoting writer Iris Marion Young, who is the author of the book On Female Body Experience: “Throwing Like a Girl” and Other Essays (Studies in Feminist Philosophy).
In the photo, the 30-year-old Dutch model shows a sweet photo breastfeeding her daughter posted next to her modeling a sexy bra.
Krous, who also has a 4-year-old son named Phyllon with her D.J. husband D.J. Sunnery James, shared another sweet picture as she nurses Myllena while snuggling with her husband and son.
The model has been an outspoken advocate for breastfeeding, as she posted this photo of her pumping breastmilk.
“Daily routine! I’m [promoting] breastfeeding, it’s the best for your baby when possible!” she captioned the photo.
Kroes joins several celebrities and models who have posted breastfeeding photos, including Gisele Bundchen, Miranda Kerr and Alyssa Milano. We love the fact that celebrity moms are using their fame for good in helping to normalize and promote public breastfeeding. Yes, our breasts are beautiful and sexy — but they are also motherly and nourishing.
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