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Victoria's Secret Model Responds to Breastfeeding Backlash

Victoria's Secret Model Responds to Breastfeeding Backlash
Elsa Hosk at the 2020 amfAR New York Gala at Cipriani Wall Street inn New York City. (John Nacion/STAR MAX/IPx)

By    |   Tuesday, 06 April 2021 11:30 AM

Victoria's Secret model Elsa Hosk is addressing criticism she received after posting photos of herself breastfeeding on social media. 

The supermodel drew backlash after she documented her first day back at work after giving birth to Tuulikki Joan in February on Instagram. The photos that raised eyebrows were a series of selfies she snapped of herself sitting in a car breastfeeding Tuulikki recently.

"Moms first day back on set and look who came along," she captioned the images. 

Shortly after posting the photos, Hosk took to her Instagram Stories to call out men who said they had found her posts offensive.

"Find it interesting the amount of dm:s I get from men who get offended when you post a photo breastfeeding … like … why is the most natural thing so offending to you? Breasts literally excists [sic] so we can feed our children," she wrote, according to People.

Many fans praised Hosk for her courage to be open about breastfeeding.

"I love to see when models promote breastfeeding, they inspire many women around the world and this is great!" one Instagram user replied to the model.

"I love that you are highlighting breastfeeding," another wrote.

"I love seeing beautiful moms doing beautiful things. (oh all moms are beautiful in their own way)," a third commented.

Hosk announced the birth of Tuulikki, her first child who she shares with Tom Daly, on Instagram with a photo of the small family cuddling.

"Happiest day of my life meeting you. Proudest moment in my life giving birth to you," she captioned the image. "Named after two strong women, my mom and my grandma-in-law, you came Into this world like super-woman with your fist next to your face. We will love you forever, baby Tuuli."

In several follow-up posts, Hosk detailed the birth of Tuulikki, which took place at her and Daly's Los Angeles home. 

"After she is born I hold her. I don’t want to let go. The midwife does exams on her and then quickly gives her back to me. Tells us some things we should know, I’m too exhausted to hear, hoping Tom can remember," she recalled in her final post. Several days later, Hosk said she was still crying thinking about the experience. 

"I feel such gratitude for the women around me," she continued. "I look at the mothers around me with such deep respect and admiration and I feel such gratitude for the beautiful profession of the midwifes and doulas and I realize birth can be easy or hard, beautiful or dark, but every woman’s story is so sacred and so important. I love you."

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