Kate Hudson praised for photo showing her breastfeeding her daughter at work

'Babies gotta eat'

Kate Hudson has been praised for speaking openly about nursing
Kate Hudson has been praised for speaking openly about nursing

Kate Hudson has been praised for sharing a photo which shows her breastfeeding her baby at work.

On Saturday, the 39-year-old actor and mother-of-three posted a photo on Instagram which showed her breastfeeding her three-month-old daughter Rani Rose.

“When your workin but babies gotta eat [sic]” she captioned the image, taken by photographer Nino Muñoz.

The Almost Famous star has been flooded with praise by fans online, many of whom have thanked her for being “real” and helping to normalise breastfeeding.

“Thank you for sharing and empowering nursing mums everywhere. Seeing you could quite literally give a mama the courage and strength to continue through all the trials,” one person wrote.

Another commented: “From a mum who was shamed for breastfeeding both babes: thank you for helping to normalise something beautiful and natural,” while another added: “We need more pics like this!!!”

Despite the seemingly picture perfect shot, Hudson, like many mothers, knows just how hard it can be to juggle a work schedule while breastfeeding.

Speaking on The Today Show, she said: “I’m breastfeeding constantly now and I’m trying to figure out how to balance the breastfeeding and the work, which is always a mother’s challenge.

“Even mums that have multiple kids, and it’s just hard with the pumping. I have one friend who is a milk machine.

“I wish I was a milk machine. I’m not. I need to pump and I need to be on it.”

The actor, who is also a mother to two older sons – 15-year-old Ryder with musician Chris Robinson and seven-year-old Bingham with musician Matthew Bellamy – revealed that she has thought about having more children with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa.

“I always thought I’d have four to six kids,” Hudson said.

“At one point I was like, ‘Oh, maybe I’m done’, and then I met Danny and was like, ‘Alright, I got to pump them out for him.’

“He needs a boy. He needs his own boy.”

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