Breastfeeding So Haute Right Now: Elle Magazine Cover Features Lactating Supermodel
Her intentions not withstanding, Australian supermodel Nicole Trunfio may have courted controversy by gracing the cover of Elle while breastfeeding,
According to reports, Trunfio was shooting for the magazine's cover when her son Zion required feeding. When the model was seen feeding her son, the moment was so beautiful that it was captured for the cover.
"This wasn't a contrived situation: Zion needed a feed, Nicole gave it to him, and when we saw how beautiful they looked we simply moved her onto the set. It was a completely natural moment that resulted in a powerful picture," the magazine's editor-in-chief Justine Cullen said according to E! Online.
Trunfio posted pictures from the shoot to her Instagram with the message that it was not intended to stir controversy. Instead, she said she hopes the cover empowers new mothers to breastfeed their babies without inhibitions.
"There is nothing more powerful and beautiful than motherhood. The last thing I want to do is be controversial, so please take this for what it is, let us #normalizebreastfeeding there is nothing worse than a mother that is judged for feeding her hungry child in public," she wrote.
"I'm so proud of this cover and for what it stands for. I obviously don't look like this while I am breastfeeding but this stands for all women out there, whether you breastfeed or not, we gave birth, we are women, we are mothers."