The Walking Dead’s Alanna Masterson Just Schooled Postpartum-Body Shamers in Epic Fashion

Alanna Masterson just shared an incredible message aimed at haters who have judged her post-baby body, and it's so worth a read. 

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You know what we'll never understand? People who feel the need to shame others for the way they look....especially when the victims of this sort of criticism are women who have given birth. 

Alanna Masterson seems to agree with us: The actress recently posted an Instagram shot calling out body-shamers who have commented on her shape—the actress handled the matter with so much strength, and we love that she was able to stand up for herself without stooping to the level of the trolls who shamed her.

Alanna, who stars on The Walking Dead, posted a photograph of her gorgeous daughter along with caption explaining why body shaming is so wrong—especially when directed towards a nursing mom. 

Dear Instagram trolls, body shamers, and the men and woman who think it's ok to comment on my weight: I hope that you don't have children. And if you do, I hope you teach them about kindness and acceptance. I hope they learn that it isn't ok to make fun of people or call people names. I hope one day YOU learn what it takes to be a parent. A kind, selfless parent. A working parent. A parent that puts themselves in someone else's shoes. Maybe you can't get it through your thick fucking skull, but nursing a baby for a year (and pumping in a van between takes, in the dead of summer in Georgia) is a lot of work, determination, and scheduling. So before you decide to make a comment about my chest being "too large" or how "fat" I've become, just know that this little girl got the best start to life. I wouldn't have changed it for a second. I would've gladly continued to eat enough calories to produce milk for her little bones to grow. Also, grow the fuck up. Your mother should be ashamed for raising such a judgmental bully. I'm sure she knows how "courageous" you must be for trolling and hiding behind your Iphone and computers. P.s. I would LOVE to see any man or woman give birth to a baby, nurse the baby, and then work 17 hour days and NAIL their own stunts. P.s.s. Be kind to each other. We need it now more than ever. ❤️✌🏼️

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"Dear Instagram trolls, body shamers, and the men and woman who think it's ok to comment on my weight: I hope that you don't have children. And if you do, I hope you teach them about kindness and acceptance," the actress wrote. "...Nursing a baby for a year (and pumping in a van between takes, in the dead of summer in Georgia) is a lot of work, determination, and scheduling. So before you decide to make a comment about my chest being 'too large' or how 'fat' I've become, just know that this little girl got the best start to life. I wouldn't have changed it for a second. I would've gladly continued to eat enough calories to produce milk for her little bones to grow."

Alanna made such a great point: As moms, we prioritize our children's needs over our own, and for many of us, concerns about weight gain don't stand a chance against our desire to nurture our babies. Breastfeeding moms need to take in more calories than normal—and if this leads to a bit of weight gain, well, that's just something most moms (like Alanna!) will happily accept. 

It's sad that this mama's position in the public eye made shamers believe she was fair game for body shaming. We can only hope that Alanna's words will resonate with the trolls—maybe next time they'll think twice before slamming a mom for undergoing some changes during the pregnancy and postpartum period. 

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