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Mum uses Victoria's Secret lingerie model to shut down breastfeeding complaints

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Maria Corry, a mother of two from Florida, has used an image of a lingerie-clad Victoria’s Secret model to illustrate the absurdity of objections to photographs of her breastfeeding.

After sharing a snap of herself breastfeeding her baby in a park, initially intended to be a call to arms for fellow mothers struggling with nursing, Corry says her post was reported to Facebook for ‘containing nudity’.

Following five attempts to share the image, all of which were reported to Facebook, Corry has decided enough is enough.

She’s now taking a stand by comparing an image of a Victoria’s Secret model wearing a push-up bra to the natural act of breastfeeding.

Writing on Facebook alongside the image, Corry explains: “So since my breastfeeding photo which showed nothing got reported more than five times, I'm posting this.

“I bet this won't be reported, because you can see this picture in every mall you step into, huge and blown up outside the store.

“This is not frowned upon, or ever reported, as it is seen everywhere. But a women nurturing and feeding their baby is looked down on. That is completely absurd.”

In the original photograph (below), she is seen wearing jeans, a long sleeve black top and the larger part of her breast is blocked by her baby’s head.

Corry has also vowed to keep sharing images on her Facebook page, in a bid to help normalise breastfeeding and break down barriers for new mums everywhere.

Urging other women to nurse in public and share their photographs too, Corry adds: “I'm done with this stupid nonsense.

“I can't believe how much backlash my photo got, but more importantly I got tons of support.”

Thanks Julie Gosling for capturing this beautiful moment between my two girls. My big girl feeding me while I feed my...

Posted by Maria Corry on Thursday, 25 February 2016

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