Rachel McAdams Pumping Breast Milk During a High Fashion Photo Shoot Has Moms Applauding

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Rachel McAdams
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Rachel McAdams is honestly a gift to us all. First, she brings us iconic roles -- such as Regina George from Mean Girls and Allie from The Notebook. Then, she works to normalize breastfeeding with a photo shoot that, to put it simply, is breaking the Internet. Rachel McAdams pumping breast milk during a magazine photo shoot is the best photo we've seen all year. (Seriously.)

  • In a photo for Girls. Girls. Girls. magazine, Rachel is seen holding a powerful pose while wearing Versace and diamonds ... and pumping breast milk.

    "A million reasons why I wanted to post this picture," Claire Rothstein, the magazine's founder and editor, writes in her Instagram post.

    She continues:

    "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 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 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 [photo] @clairerothstein #pleaseshare

    Side note: I did not look anywhere near as fabulous as this when feeding/pumping. And that’s ok, too."

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  • And yes, to all of it.


    Right now, we couldn't love Rachel -- who welcomed her first child (a baby boy) back in April -- more if we tried.

  • Since this image made the rounds, people have been nothing but supportive.

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    We think the use of all caps pretty much sums up everyone's enthusiasm.

  • A few even commented on Rachel's milk supply.

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    The realness of uneven production hit home for some people.

  • This is an image we need to see -- not only to #normalizebreastfeeding (or pumping in this case) but also show empowering images of moms.

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    Talk about a relatable moment.

  • Rachel looks like a total boss.

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    This shot is definitely going down in history.

  • And of course, there were a few Mean Girls references.

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    Regina George is the coolest, TBH.


  • This is basically Rachel right now.

  • It's refreshing to see Rachel actually working while pumping as many moms who return to work often struggle to find time to do the same.

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    There are more beautiful shots taken of the actress, but this one was a huge bonus.

  • And we love her for it.


    This is everything.

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