Candice Swanepoel Calls Out Critics Over Double Standard of Modeling Topless and Breastfeeding in Public

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Candice Swanepoelhas something to say to those judging her parenting choices. 

The Victoria’s Secret model and new mom to a baby boy named Anacã penned a lengthy statement Sunday on Instagram about the struggles she’s endured when it comes to breastfeeding in public, and its relation to her career. 

Alongside a black and white photo of her newborn son, Candice wrote, “Many women today are shamed for breastfeeding in public, or even kicked out of public places for feeding their children.”

Candice went on to address the double standard she believes is forcing models and moms to second guess when and where they feed their children: “I have been made to feel the need to cover up and somewhat shy to feed my baby in public places but strangely feel nothing for the topless editorials I’ve done in the name of art..?”

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“The world has been desensitized to the sexualization of the breast and to violence on tv…why should it be different when it comes to breastfeeding?” Swanepoel added, ultimately calling on her critics to educate themselves about the issue.

“Breastfeeding is not sexual it’s natural- Those who feel it is wrong to feed your child in public need to get educated on the benefits breastfeeding has on mother and child and intern on society as a whole,” she concluded. 

Since welcoming the two-month-old with fiancé Hermann Nicoli, she’s shared quite a few heartwarming snapshots of her little man, and appears to be easing into motherhood with ease. 

As for her return to the modeling scene, the South African beauty hasn’t wasted a single moment jumping right back into her typically sultry photo shoots (and looking just as gorgeous as ever). 

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