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Olivia Wilde Breastfeeds in 'Glamour' Because Moms Are Sexy Too (PHOTOS)

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Breastfeeding mamas have made the big time! Actress Olivia Wilde allowed photographers to take photos of her breastfeeding son Otis, standing (OK, technically sitting) arm-in-arm with other moms who "dare" to breastfeed in public. Not seeing the big fuss? Glamour magazine put Wilde on the cover ... and the breastfeeding shot in its spread on their cover girl.

It's official. You can breastfeed and still be a vibrant, sexy, fashionable woman. Isn't that what we expect to find in your standard women's magazine, after all?

Check this baby (and mama) out:

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Olivia Wilde breastfeeding Glamour

Lovely. Isn't it?

So natural. So normal.

The spread is in Glamour's September issue, which will hit newstands August 12, but it showed up on the magazine's website just in time for World Breastfeeding Week and shatters outdated notions of breastfeeding moms as being part of some crunchy cult of women who eschew the trappings of modern femininity.

Breastfeeding moms -- they're just like us.

Because they ARE us.

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It's true that breastfeeding mothers have been in national magazines before. Who doesn't remember that disastrous TIME magazine article with its incendiary "are you mom enough" tagline.

But what Glamour -- and Wilde -- are doing with this photo isn't challenging moms, not even moms who choose to formula-feed. It's celebrating them. It's reminding women that we can be many things all at once -- moms, sexual beings, fashionistas, thinkers, doers ...

Said the actress to the magazine:

Being shot with Otis is so perfect because any portrait of me right now isn’t complete without my identity as a mother being a part of that. Breastfeeding is the most natural thing. I don’t know, now it feels like Otis should always be on my breast. It felt like we were capturing that multifaceted woman we’ve been discussing—that we know we can be. You can be someone who is at once maternal and professional and sexy and self-possessed. [But] I mean, I certainly don’t really look like that when I’m [typically] breastfeeding. And there’s usually a diaper involved.

Sounds familiar, doesn't it?

What do you think of this photo of mom and baby? Is this what you want to see more of in national magazines?

 

Images via Patrick Demarchelier/Glamour

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