Model Walks Runway While Breastfeeding

posted by GiGi Diaz - 

It's SwimSuit Week and everyone's talking about the styles and designers but this model took all the attention! Mara Martin was participating in Sports Illustrated Swim Search Fashion Show in Miami and, according to an interview she gave, the show kept getting moved back. Her 5-month-old baby started getting hungry and you know a momma isn't going to leave her little one unfed. 

Problem was that baby started breastfeeding right when it was mom's turn to strut her stuff in a one shoulder gold two piece. So Martin kept her little on in her hands and took to the catwalk while breastfeeding. Needless to say, the crowd went nuts and Mara - as well as her baby- have been the talk of the town (by town I mean social media of course) since! 

Mara and baby ended up making headlines on the Daily Mail as well as other publications. Lot's of people have commented. Some showing support for the natural act of breastfeeding and others asking "why?" 

Wow! WHAT A NIGHT! Words can’t even describe how amazing I feel after being picked to walk the runway for @si_swimsuit. Anyone who knows me, knows it has been a life long dream of mine. I can’t believe I am waking up to headlines with me and my daughter in them for doing something I do every day. It is truly so humbling and unreal to say the least. I’m so grateful to be able to share this message and hopefully normalize breastfeeding and also show others that women CAN DO IT ALL! But to be honest, the real reason I can’t believe it is a headline is because it shouldn’t be a headline!!! My story of being a mother and feeding her while walking is just that. Last night there are far more deserving headlines that our world should see. One woman is going to boot camp in two weeks to serve our country (sorry i don’t know your IG handle 🤦🏽‍♀️), one woman had a mastectomy (@allynrose), and another is a cancer survivor, 2x paralympic gold medalist, as well as a mother herself (@bren_hucks you rock) Those are the stories that our world should be discussing!!!! Just thinking about all that was represented there... I desperately need to give the most thanks to @mj_day for this. She supported me in what I did last night. Without her support this wouldn’t even be discussed!!!! She and the entire Sports Illustrated family are the most amazing and incredible team to have worked with. THANK YOU for letting all 16 of us be our true selves, strong beautiful women!!! Because of you, my daughter is going to grow up in a better world, where she will always feel this way!!!!!! Lastly, to every single woman that rocked that runway with me. Be proud. I know I am of you! You all have inspired me in ways unimaginable. I love you all!!! #siswimsearch

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