What does a model do when it’s time to walk the runway and her breastfed baby’s hungry?
Mara Martin, an American model and mum of a five-month-old girl, simply multitasked. She strutted her stuff at a Sports Illustrated swimsuit show on Sunday while breastfeeding her daughter Aria.
To protect her little one from the show’s thumping music, Mara put on a pair of noise-canceling headphones over Aria.
It was a spontaneous decision to breastfeed Aria on the runway. “She was getting a little hungry and it was her dinner time, because the show kept getting pushed back,” Martin was quoted as saying to NBC’s Today.
Mara was overwhelmed by the media coverage she had been getting. “I can’t believe I am waking up to headlines with me and my daughter in them for doing something I do every day,” she wrote on her Instagram account.
“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!
“But to be honest, the real reason I can’t believe it is a headline is because it shouldn’t be a headline!!! My story of being a mother and feeding her while walking is just that. Last night there are far more deserving headlines that our world should see.”
(Photos and video: Instagram)