Brooklyn Decker's latest Instagram pic is incredibly relatable.
Plenty of modern motherhood paraphernalia was made to be seen—think breastfeeding pillows that seamlessly blend into living room decor or diaper bags that look like stylish purses. The breast pump though, usually isn't on that list.
It's traditionally been used in the privacy of our homes and hotel rooms in the best case scenarios, and in storage closets and restrooms in the worst circumstances. For a product that is very often used by mothers because they need to be in public spaces (like work and school), the breast pump lives a very private life.
Thankfully, some high profile moms are changing that by posting their pump pics on Instagram. These influential mamas aren't gonna hide while they pump, and may change the way the world (and product designers) see this necessary accessory.
Hilary Duff's recreation of McAdam's iconic photo wins so many internet points.
With plastic wrap on her head and a towel draped over her shoulders, she looks a lot less glam than McAdams, which was her point. Like McAdams, Duff was at work when she took this photo. Months later, Duff opened up about how hard it was to pump at work like this.
In an Instagram post about why she decided to stop breastfeeding her daughter Banks, Duff explained that as a working actor many times her only chance to pump was while her co-workers were doing her hair and makeup. It was a stressful situation that contributed to her making the decision to stop.
We're thankful to these women for showing that breast pumps belong in public and in our Instagram feeds.
[This post was originally published on May 31, 2018, but has been updated to include recent Instagram posts.]
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