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World Breastfeeding Week: When mums breastfed at work

Last updated on: August 01, 2018 10:21 IST

These photographs send out a powerful message.

World Breastfeeding Week is August 1 to 7, 2018.

The international campaign was started in 2016 to protect, promote and support breastfeeding globally with a larger aim to reduce malnutrition-related deaths and end poverty.

While breastfeeding continues to a personal choice, the World Health Organisation encourages young mothers to feed infants for at least up to six months to a maximum of two years or more.

Here are some inspiring moments when women did not let their careers come in the way of their role as a mother.

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In 2010, Brazilian model-actor Gisele Bundchen had sent a powerful message by sharing this image of her breastfeeding her child while getting ready for a photoshoot.
Photograph: Kind courtesy Gisele Bundchen

Padma Lakshmi breastfeeding

In this throwback photograph, India-born supermodel turned author Padma Lakshmi is seen breastfeeding her daughter while she's applying make-up, ahead of a photoshoot.
This picture, she said, is a 'shout out to all the working moms.' Photograph: Kind courtesy Padmalakshmi/Instagram

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In 2015, Argentinian MP Dhonda Perez invited mixed reactions when she breastfed her eight-month-old daughter while a session was on.
While some said she should have covered up, other women supported her on Twitter and thanked her for doing the right thing.Photograph: Kind courtesy Victoria Donda/Twitter

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In 2017, Australian senator Larissa Waters breastfed her daughter Alia Roy in office.
The mother of two returned to work within two months of delivering her daughter.
She'd posted the photograph on Twitter and wrote: 'So proud that my daughter Alia is the first baby to be breastfed in the federal Parliament. Photograph: Kind courtesy Larissa Waters/Twitter

Mara Martin breastfeeds her 5-month-old daughter on the ramp

On July 15, 2018, American model Mara Martin nursed her five-month-old daughter as she walked the ramp for 2018 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit show at PARAISO during Miami Swim Week at The W Hotel South Beach in Miami, Florida.
Cheers to all those supermoms for not letting social norms dictate the way. Thank you for inspiring everyone to not be afraid, shameful or embarrased to feed your child in public.
Photograph: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

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