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London Fashion Week 2018 is not know for having breast pumps on it's catwalk but that all changed when model Valeria Garcia stepped onto it.

The mother-of-two took to the runway clad in the world's first wearable breast pump, underneath a black bra and trouser suit at the Marta Jakubowski fashion show.

The pump has been designed to be put inside the bra and enable women to express the milk silently and privately –  no matter where they are.

Valeria, who gave birth to youngest son Anton in June, wore a hi-tech pump which connects to a smartphone app.

It is fantastic that breastfeeding is being normalised in this way and that new mothers don't have to worry about being uncomfortable in public – it's an important step towards the future.

Valeria's statement is not the first of it's kind – model Mara Martin breastfed her five-month-old daughter on the runway while modelling Sports Illustrated swimwear earlier this year.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

These two pictures might be my favorite ones of last weekend! There is more than one message that we all can take from these. One being, I hope to normalize breastfeeding because it’s a natural thing women can do for their babies. I think women should be able to feed their babies how they want, when they want and where they want. End of discussion! Another message I hope comes out of this is that women need to be confident in themselves no matter what. There is no one shape, size, age, or ethnicity that defines beauty. We are all beautiful! Look at the final 16 girls that were chosen. All different. All beautiful. Thank you @si_swimsuit and @mj_day for celebrating that year after year. Lastly, never give up on your dreams and goals, even when it may seem like there are many barriers in front of you at times. You are stronger than you think! We can do it all! So my #wcw today is every woman out there!!!! WOMEN CRUSH WEDNESDAY! 1st: @quinn_willoughby 2nd: @theimagesniper #girlpower #siswimsearch #normalizebreastfeeding #bodypositivity

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“I hope to normalize breastfeeding because it’s a natural thing women can do for their babies,” Mara wrote. 

“I think women should be able to feed their babies how they want, when they want and where they want. End of discussion!”  

We say hear, hear!

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Chrissy Teigen, social media queen and recent mum to her second child is serving up yet another brilliant dose of parenting relatability in her latest Instagram post.

This weekend, Chrissy shared a photo of herself breastfeeding. But it wasn't just seven-week-old son Miles she had to contend with feeding, because Chrissy has a baby on each breast

How we love you Chrissy.

The other baby? One of Luna's dolls, because Chrissy is that kind of mum. The hands-on, multi-tasking mum (basically, ALL mums) who ensures her daughter doesn't feel left out of the attention her baby brother will receive.

 

Luna making me feed her babydoll so I guess I have twins now

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"Luna making me feed her babydoll so I guess I have twins now," Chrissy captioned the photo.

But more than just #ParentingGoals, the behaviour that Luna is displaying here is actually an important developmental milestone.   The Mayo Clinic recommends parents give kids Luna's age a doll when a new baby brother or sister enters the picture "so that he or she can be a caregiver, too".  And even though Luna isn't the one 'feeding' the baby here, studies suggest that toddlers of a similar age "were interested in 'real-world' materials and wanted to use those materials rather than toy items," and that "[If] They were able to distinguish between play and real materials, and they would choose the real items."

Most of her fans identified with the snap -and thanked her for continuing to use her huge social media following to normalise breastfeeding, but for those that took issue with it, she had this to say:

We couldn't agree more!

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She certainly knows how to stir up the masses – and that's exactly what reality TV star Sam Faiers did recently when she decided to document on social media her breasting her young son, Paul.

The former Towie star captioned the Snapchat photo “milk and bed”, and in it the 25-year-old can be seen lying on her side with her seven-month-old latched on.

We reckon it's a gorgeous image, but seemingly not all her fans agree. Indeed, some were quick to criticise her, taking to Twitter to question why she would share the photo.

 

 

Thankfully, however, there were plenty of others who were quick to jump to her defence, with one describing it as "beautiful" and another saying "it was natural". 

 

 

 

 

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