Hilary Duff hooked up to a breast pump is all of us
A few weeks ago, Rachel McAdams was featured in an instantly iconic photo where she’s wearing high fashion while pumping breastmilk simultaneously. It was revolutionary, refreshing, and…not entirely as relatable as it was perhaps intended to be.
Have no fear, though, because new mom Hilary Duff is here to make us all feel better about what living that breast pump life is really like.
Duff, who gave birth to her second child, daughter Banks, in October, has been open about riding the struggle bus of new parenthood. She often shares adorable pictures and extremely relatable tidbits on her Instagram page.
But this picture? This might take the cake.
“Am I doing this right?”
LOL. From the shower cap (!!!) to the defeated, exhausted look that is literally required anytime you’re hooked up to a breast pump — Duff nails it.
And there’s no need to go down the road of “women should support each other, not put each other down” yip yap, that’s not what Duff is doing. McAdams was posing for a fancy photo shoot and likely does not, in fact, pump breast milk whilst donning million-dollar jewels and a full face of makeup on the regular.
Duff is poking fun at herself if anything. And MY GOD we can relate.
She’s shown that she’s not afraid to share the highs and lows of what having a newborn is like, especially a colicky one. She recently crowdsourced moms of the internet for solutions to appease her very unhappy baby.
Basically, Hilary Duff is One Of Us.
What both McAdams and Duff have in common is that they’re badass moms who aren’t afraid to show the less-than-glamorous side (jewels aside) of breastfeeding. They’re also 100% normalizing it by sharing photos like these, and that is never a bad thing.
“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,” Claire Rothstein, the photographer of McAdams’ shoot, tells Girls Girls Girls magazine. “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.”