Nicole Trunfio has responded to the mixed reaction her June 2015 cover shot of Elle Australia has received.
The image shows her breastfeeding her five-month-old son Zion; a photograph she says that wasn’t “planned”.
Many women have since supported her by adopting the #normalisebreastfeeding hashtag she used on social media.
“I didn’t think it was going to be such a big deal,” Trunfio told Good Morning America.
“There’s nothing worse than, as a mother, doing something that’s so necessary like feeding your child and feeling like somebody could have an opinion about it or somebody’s looking at you the wrong way.
“I think it’s a huge part of being a woman and motherhood.”
“He was with me on set all day and there were periods I’d take off to feed him and I had on this beautiful outfit and the stylist was like, ‘Wow, that looks amazing, let’s move you on set to have this picture taken.’ Not that it was going to become a part of the shoot.”
Sharing the image on Facebook earlier this week, Trunfio wrote: “The last thing I want to do is be controversial, so please take this for what it is, let us #normalizebreastfeeding, there is nothing worse than a mother that is judged for feeding her hungry child in public.”
Do you agree with her?????