YAYA DACOSTA WANTS TO ‘NORMALIZE BREASTFEEDING’

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Just months after giving birth to her and husband Joshua Alafia’s son, Yaya DaCosta is advocating for breastfeeding. The model and actress recently shared a picture of herself while breastfeeding little Sankara tweeting,”I know I’m mad late, but I haven’t been on the computer much lately. Just heard about the uproar over @ash3nicole pic & had to post a copycat photo in solidarity. Hope you don’t mind, beautiful sistren. I’m so proud of you and stand by you…”

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DaCosta made reference to Ashley Nicole’s Instagram post that went viral a few days ago. The model and girlfriend of NFL star Philip Wheeler shared a picture of herself while feeding her infant son telling fans, “Was on the way out the door but then mommy duty called… Everything stops for him!” While many praised Nicole for her motherly efforts, some criticized Nicole for posting a picture of herself while breastfeeding on Instagram.

In response to the uproar, Yaya decided to also post a picture of herself engaging in motherly duties. The star even took another picture that fully disclosed her face tweeting, “Hubby was like ‘you can’t see your face!’ (in reference to the first picture the actress posted which is shown below).”

Even in a society that boasts of change, breastfeeding is still a hotly debated topic. While many in the United States encourage public feeding when conducted discreetly, some still believe that breastfeeding should be done at home.

What do you think? Should women prepare bottles at home to avoid public breastfeeding? Or, should mothers exercise their rights and feed in public whenever necessary? Also, what are your thoughts on mothers posting pictures of themselves while breastfeeding on social media sites such as Instagram and Facebook?

Voice your opinions below!

Sarie

Sarie

Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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