“It’s not sexual” – Candice Swanepoel on being made to feel ashamed for breastfeeding in public

New mommy Candice Swanepoel was absent from the Victoria’s Secret catwalk earlier this month, but that’s not to say she isn’t making the headlines for other reasons.

The gorgeous Victoria’s Secret Angel has opened up about the world’s constantly divided opinion about breastfeeding in public, and has stressed that she has been made to feel “ashamed” for doing so.

“Many women today are shamed for breastfeeding in public, or even kicked out of public places for feeding their children,” she wrote on Instagram, under a very intimate picture of her breastfeeding her son Anacã.

“I have been made to feel the need to cover up and somewhat shy to feed my baby in public places but strangely feel nothing for the topless editorials I’ve done in the name of art…?

“Breastfeeding is not sexual, it’s natural. Those who feel it is wrong to feed your child in public need to get educated on the benefits breastfeeding has on mother and child and in (turn) on society as a whole.”

We really commend her for this powerful post, and hope it really helps to open people’s eyes.

Where do you stand on the whole breastfeeding in public issue?