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'Women can do it all': Swimsuit model breastfeeds baby on the runway

Just like that, she did what she had to do

Nivi Shrivastava @msjunebug_nivi 18 July 2018, 5:01 PM
Mara Martin walked the runway with her infant daughter for a Sports Illustrated fashion show in Miami

Mara Martin walked the runway with her infant daughter for a Sports Illustrated fashion show in Miami Image: INSTAGRAM

We live in a world where something as natural as breastfeeding can scare the living daylights of people, and sadly no one wants to address the issue. Recently, a model named Mara Martin gave the world a wake-up call as she walked the runway with her infant daughter for a Sports Illustrated fashion show in Miami.

While she fed her daughter on the runway in a swimsuit, she earned massive love from the audience and created a viral moment on social media. Mara was one of 16 finalists chosen as part of the magazine's open call model search in Miami, and the organisers gave her a chance to walk the ramp with her 5-month-old daughter.

The model took to Instagram to express her feelings about the accolades she won for her catwalk stint. She wrote, "I can’t believe I am waking up to headlines with me and my daughter in them for doing something I do every day. It is truly so humbling and unreal, to say the least. I’m so grateful to be able to share this message and hopefully normalize breastfeeding and also show others that women CAN DO IT ALL!"

Read her entire post below: 

A lot of fans also appreciated Mara's dare to bare act on the runway and wrote positive messages for her. "OMG I am actually crying!!!! Woman are soooo freaking amazing! This moment will change history," wrote a user. While another added, "Strong, powerful, humane, stunning, independent, empowering, inspiring. This is what a real women is. Bravo."

The official Instagram account of Sports Illustrated Miami also acknowledged Mara's stunning display of professionalism and motherhood with a post. Check it out. 

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