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Rachel McAdams Wore A Breast Pump For A Photo Shoot Only Six Months After Giving Birth

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When it comes to being a mother, there is a lot of pressure. You've got to raise this tiny little human while still keeping your own life in order, and I think we can all agree that's a lot to ask of a person.

There is a whole other issue when a mother is someone in the public eye. Actresses are forced to hide away to keep their child's privacy in tact and work hard to get their bodies back into shape so they don't miss out on any opportunities.

Rachel McAdams is a new mom, and she's experienced this pressure herself, but instead of letting it take over, she decided to bring it to the forefront and show everyone that this is a part of who she is now.

McAdams had her son earlier this year, and she's already back to work. She was recently photographed for Girls Girls Girls Magazine but instead of hiding this new aspect of her life, she decided to really go all out and show it off.

In one of the photos for the shoot, McAdams decided to proudly display her breast pump. The photographer Claire Rothstein, shared the picture on Instagram, and included a long comment about how the idea came up.

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A million reasons why I wanted to post this picture. 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 📸 @clairerothstein #pleaseshare Side note: I did not look anywhere near as fabulous as this when feeding/pumping. And that’s ok too. . . #girlsgirlsgirlsmag #girlsgirlsgirls #bringingbackthewoman #nogrungejustglamour #independentmagazine #printisnotdead #normalisebreastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #breastfeeding #life #women #versace #bulgari

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“A million reasons why I wanted to post this picture. Obviously [McAdams] 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 [sic] 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, like breathing 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 [Bulgari Diamonds] and is just f***ing major. Big shout out to all the girls!"

Rothstein went on to clarify that she knows this is not how most people look when they are pumping, but it's obviously still important. "Side note: I did not look anywhere near as fabulous as this when feeding/pumping. And that’s ok too.”

The fact that McAdams has managed to make breast pumps look like a high fashion accessory is something that is truly awesome. Sure, she's got a big team of makeup artists, hairstylists, and designers in her corner, but she's just like the rest of us and has to take a moment out of her day to take care of her baby.

Anything to help normalize the things women have to go through is a step in the right direction.

Source - Motherly / Glamour

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