IN PICTURES: Breastfeeding moms rule the world

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Of all the things that cause controversy in the world, breastfeeding is by far the strangest topic on the list. 

We're a peculiar bunch us humans – we're okay with the fact that millions go hungry every day but a mother feeding her infant in the most natural way she possibly could stirs up inexplicable feelings of outrage. 

Mothers are shamed for what they are expected to do, fulfilling the most basic human need there is. 

Forced to feed their babies in confined (and sometimes unhygienic) spaces, breastfeeding mothers who stand up against the status quo face ridicule, criticism and even assault. 

A few famous moms have had enough of the lunacy, and their public stands have been epic. 


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Here are the top 10 unforgettable times breastfeeding moms stuck it to the breastfeeding haters, normalising miracles in one foul swoop.

Just another occupational hazard of being a mom. 

Australian former politician, Larissa Waters and daughter, Alia 


Model Nicole Trunfio and son, Zion

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Actress Ntando Duma and baby girl, Sbahle

Author and television host, Padma Lakshmi and daughter, Krishna

Model Gisele Bündchen and daughter, Vivian

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Singer Zolani Mahola and son, Zenithande

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Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Mara Martin and daughter, Aria

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Dancer and choreographer Nkateko 'Takkies' Maswanganye and daughter, Sana 

Jo-Ann Strauss and brand new baby girl

Actress Angelina Jolie and daughter, Vivienne

World Breastfeeding Week 2018

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