They think it's time to #NormalizeBreastfeeding and we couldn't agree more.
Happy World Breastfeeding Week! In honor of the event, women everywhere are sharing #brelfies, or breastfeeding selfies—and UNICEF is on board with this. The group believes that by sharing photos that exemplify the beauty of breastfeeding, moms can help normalize the act.
While every single brelfie posted helps the cause, it's no secret that when celebrities share photos, the level of influence is exponential. Famous mothers have tremendous power to shape public opinion and some of them are taking full advantage of that position this week.
Alanis Morissette, who recently welcomed her second child, shared a selfie this week as well. She even described the experience as "oxytocin connected-with-life bliss" in the photo's caption field.
The concept of sharing breastfeeding selfies in honor of World Breastfeeding Week is nothing new. In fact, Fit Pregnancy cover girl Hilaria Baldwin shared a brelfie of her own last year. "There is no one right way to feed our babies," she acknowledged. "But this week marks #nationalbreastfeedingweek and I would like to extend my support to mothers who have taken this path."
Rafa's favorite spot 💙. There is no one right way to feed our babies, but this week marks #nationalbreastfeedingweek and I would like to extend my support to mothers who have taken this path 💛. In the end, regardless of our methods, #AllMommiesUnite and whatever way we love and nurture our children is beautiful, perfect and inspiring ❤️
But posts like this are just as meaningful even when they aren't shared during World Breastfeeding Week. Stars like Thandie Newton, Liv Tyler and Tess Holliday have also shared brelfies of their own in recent weeks. See the gorgeous shots below.
Happy World Breastfeeding Week, everyone!