I always knew I liked Alanis Morissette. The singer, who is now 40 if you can believe it, has always been outspoken and smart -- a woman's woman who you just knew would have your back and felt strongly about women's issues.

It comes as very little surprise that Alanis is a breastfeeding advocate who chose to nurse son Ever, who is now 3, until he made the call to wean. She took to Instagram to post a fantastic throwback photo of herself feeding her baby.

Alanis appeared on The Billy Bush Show in 2012 and was very clear about her position on breastfeeding: "I'll breastfeed, and I'll be breastfeeding until my son is finished and he weans. I think it affords the child, when he grows up, to have a lot less therapy to go to. For me, I protect his safety and his well-being and his attachment. That stage of development is a very important stage."

This is the first photo we've seen of Alanis breastfeeding and it's just beautiful:

Doesn't she look happy and healthy?

Gotta love the caption on the photo, too: "family on tour ;) europe 2012 #worldbreastfeedingweek #isupportyou @msjamielynne #everlovedhischakraglasses @jaygordonmdfaap,"

If Alanis can nurse her son while touring around the world, we can all pull through those rough weeks and months when we just want to throw in the breastfeeding towel.
 
Love her even more after this great throwback photo.
 
What do you think of Alanis' breastfeeding picture?

 
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