Breastfeeding is a beautiful part of motherhood, but women are often shunned into hiding it — told to cover up in public or go to special rooms. Actress Rachel McAdams took that stereotype and turned it on its nose though when she wore her breast pump as a fashion accessory —  with Versace.

McAdams posed during a photo shoot for Girls. Girls. Girls. magazine in a Versace outfit, some Bulgari diamonds and her breast pump.

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@ClaireRothstein magazine founder here 👋🏼 just sharing this image from my account which I think encapsulates @girls.girls.girls.magazine and what we stand for…👠 “A million reasons why I wanted to post this picture. Obviously #rachelmcadams looks incredible and was quite literally the dream to work with but also this shoot was about 6 months post her giving birth to her son, so between shots she was expressing/pumping as still breastfeeding. We had a mutual appreciation disagreement about whose idea it was to take this picture but I’m still sure it was hers which makes me love her even more. Breastfeeding is the most normal thing in the world, like breathing and I can’t for the life of me imagine why or how it is ever frowned upon or scared of. I don’t even think it needs explaining but just wanted to put this out there, as if it even changes one person’s perception of something so natural, so normal, so amazing then that’s great. Besides she’s wearing Versace and @bulgariofficial diamonds and is just fucking major. Big shout out to all the girls 💪🏽 #rachelmcadams for @girls.girls.girls.magazine cover shoot 📸 @clairerothstein #pleaseshare Side note: I did not look anywhere near as fabulous as this when feeding/pumping. And that’s ok too” Stylist: @alicialombardini 👠 . #girlsgirlsgirlsmag #girlsgirlsgirls #bringingbackthewoman #nogrungejustglamour #independentmagazine #printisnotdead #normalisebreastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeeding #life #women #versace #bulgari

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“Obviously #rachelmcadams looks incredible and was quite literally the dream to work with but also this shoot was about 6 months post her giving birth to her son, so between shots she was expressing/pumping as still breastfeeding,”  Claire Rothstein, founder of the magazine, wrote in the caption of an Instagram sharing that image from the photo shoot.

“We had a mutual disagreement about who’s idea it was to take this picture but I’m still sure it was hers which makes me love her even more.”

“Breastfeeding is the most normal thing in the world, like breathing, and I can’t for the life of me imagine why or how it is ever frowned upon or scared of,” Rothstein said. “I don’t even think it needs explaining but just wanted to put this out there, as if it even changes one person’s perception of something so natural, so normal, so amazing then that’s great.”

Motherhood really seems to agree with McAdams, who told The Sunday Times last month that it has been “the greatest thing that’s ever happened to me, hands down.”

“(People say) your life is not your own any more,” she told the UK publication. “But I had 39 years of me, I was sick of me, I was so happy to put the focus on some other person. I waited a long time (for motherhood).”

Here’s for not being afraid to show the world your authentic, vulnerable and most powerful side.


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