Alyssa Milano is a multi-tasking mom.
The 42-year-old former Charmed star shared an Instagram image of her in the makeup chair, breastfeeding her 6-month-old daughter, Elizabella. She wrote: "Make-up, hair in rollers, breastfeeding and being prepped by our producer for #TheTalk."
The mother-of-two became an advocate for breastfeeding after the first pics she posted in October of her nursing her baby caused a bit of controversy as to whether it was appropriate for her to share such an image on Instagram. Comparing her breastfeeding photo to that of Kim Kardashian's nude Paper magazine spread, Milano tweeted this past November: "Wait! I don't get it. No disrespect to Kim but... people are offended by my breastfeeding selfies & are fine with her (amazing) booty cover?"
"There should be nothing about breastfeeding that's controversial -- ever," the actress told ETonline editor Stacy Lambe. "It is part of life. It’s part of being a woman. It's part of being a mother. I think that, although the initial reaction from people was confusing to me, the support that I got from other breastfeeding mothers -- and if you go into my Twitter stream and click on favorites, you can see tens, tens, after tens of breastfeeding selfies that women sent me -- and that support is awesome. I think it’s a hard thing for a mom when you know you’re doing the right thing for your child to be out in public and have someone look at you strangely when you’re breastfeeding your child."
Though she has faced some critics since she started sharing breastfeeding photos, Milano finds support from other mothers is overwhelming. "To have that solidarity with other moms and other woman was a great feeling," she said. "If anything bad happened because of that, as far as it being controversial or anything, I felt like the support that I got from other mothers so outweighed any ill feelings that I had."
Milano vowed, "As long as I continue breastfeeding, you’ll find breastfeeding pictures on my Instagram."
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