The country singer, who has two children with husband and professional football player Eric Decker, says sharing breastfeeding photos sets a good example for moms.
It's well-known that the American Association of Pediatrics recommends babies be exclusively breastfed for at least the first six months of life. And the group notes that breast milk decreases risks of various infectious diseases, ear infections and more for the baby, while also benefiting the mother and facilitating family bonding.
But images of women breastfeeding still manage to cause a stir. This, however, didn't deter country singer Jessie James Decker from sharing a couple sweet Instagram selfies with her followers, which showed her nursing her 5-week-old baby boy, Eric Thomas Decker ll.
"Love being a mommy and feeding my sweet boy," James Decker, wife of professional football player Eric Decker, captioned the photo.
The beauty told American Baby in September that she loved breastfeeding her older child, daughter Vivianne, 18 months, as well.
"It's such a wonderful, intimate thing to share with your child," she told the magazine. "I remember that full, happy look Vivianne would get when she was done. I also love all the cuddling during the baby stage, like when a baby snuggles up under your chin. And since Vivianne has so much energy that she won't let me hold her for long, I'm particularly excited for that part again."
And as for the breastfeeding selfies, James Decker says she has no problem with it.
"People get upset about nursing photos, but they are OK with photos of half-naked (or even all-naked!) women on social media!," she tells American Baby. "That's messed up. In photos of me nursing, there's probably less cleavage than what I've shown on the red carpet. Sharing breastfeeding photos online is a good example for other women who want to nurse. Nursing is hard. It doesn't always come easily, and we need to support each other."
With 245,000 Instagram total likes on James Decker's selfies and counting, that support is running strong.