This Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Walked Down The Runway Whilst Breastfeeding Her Baby

Mara Martin has been praised for her bravery on social media but she says it shouldn't even be a headline.

Last weekend, Sports Illustrated held their Miami Swim Week fashion show. Mara Martin was one of 16 finalists who walked the runway - or should that be 17?

Mara walked the runway with her five-month-old daughter proudly in her arms, breastfeeding whilst wearing a stunning gold bikini.

The response was overwhelmingly positive with social media users praising her for breaking outdated taboos and showing real girl power.

Mara wrote a long Instagram post in response to the reaction - thanking fans for support but also taking time to highlight the accomplishments of the other wonderful women who walked the catwalk alongside her.

She wrote:

'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!!!!'

It's so good to see bold women supporting other women like this.

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