Candice Swanepoel Calls Out Critics Over Double Standard of Breastfeeding in Public and Modeling Topless
Victoria Secret model, Candice Swanepoel, gave birth to her first child in October, son Anaca. She posted a beautiful picture on her Instagram page, of her breastfeeding Anaca along with a message. In the caption, which is written below she discussed the shame women get for breastfeeding in public.
"Many women today are shamed for breastfeeding in public, or even kicked out of public places for feeding their children. I have been made to feel the need to cover up and somewhat shy to feed my baby in public places but strangely feel nothing for the topless editorials I've done in the name of art..? The world has been desensitized to the sexualization of the breast and to violence on tv...why should it be different when it comes to breastfeeding? -Breastfeeding is not sexual it's natural- Those who feel it is wrong to feed your child in public need to get educated on the benefits breastfeeding has on mother and child and intern on society as a whole. 💪🏼💙 👫👭 #mothernature ."
The post received more than 450K likes and positive comments out-weighted the negative. Some people were going back-and-forth about how women who breastfeed should have "dignity" by doing it in private while others are 100% supportive with her decision. Candice definitely has a point! There are tons of benefits when a mother breastfeeds her baby.
- It's more likely that neither of you will become obese if you breastfeed your baby.
- Breastfeeding can decrease your baby's risk of some childhood cancers.
- You'll have a lower risk of premenopausal breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
- It's cheaper to breastfeed, according to La Leche League International, the cost of formula can range anywhere from $134 to $491 per month.
- Women who breastfeed have a lower risk of postmenopausal osteoporosis.
There are way more than 5 benefits, I can go on for days. Just to give the readers an idea I named 5 that I feel they should know.
Candice Swanepoel as a Victoria Secret model has done a few topless modeling shoots and not once received any backlash about it, which in my opinion is very ironic. Here are some of her most famous topless pictures.